Springtime Pasta with Asparagus and Peas

Springtime Pasta with Asparagus and Peas

Springtime Pasta with Asparagus and Peas
Sour Cream, Meyer Lemon, Farmer Cheese, Chives & Dill

Ah springtime! Surrounded by vibrant colors, fresh herbs and flowers, a bowl of Meyer lemons, fresh English peas and asparagus…a pasta dish was just bound to take shape. A tangy, lemony, fresh, green, bright, herby fettuccine that is. Perfectly balanced, a perfect springtime meal for lunch or dinner alfresco…

Springtime Pasta Recipe

Springtime Pasta with Asparagus and Peas

Ingredients:

  • fresh english peas, cooked
  • asparagus, cooked, sliced on diagonal
  • 9 oz. fresh fettuccine – cooked to package directions, reserve 1 c. pasta water
  • 2 T. butter
  • 1 lemon (use Meyer lemon if available) zested, and reserve some zest to cut into strips for garnish, plus 2 T. lemon juice
  • 3/4 c. sour cream
  • 3 T. parmesan cheese, divided
  • 1/2 c. farmer cheese (from our friends at Lifeway)
  • salt and fresh ground pepper
  • chives
  • dill
  • edible flowers such as pansies and dianthus, optional

Springtime Pasta with Asparagus and Peas

Method:

Melt butter in a large sauté pan. Add lemon zest. Stir in sour cream over medium-low heat. Stir in 2 T. parmesan. Turn off heat. Add lemon juice. Add cooked fettuccine and toss to coat. Add spoonfuls of farmer cheese and toss gently. Add pasta water as needed to loosen if necessary. Toss pasta with peas and asparagus. Season with salt and fresh ground pepper.

Springtime Pasta with Asparagus and PeasTo Serve:

Plate pasta with a sprinkling of parmesan, chopped chives and dill, lemon zest strips. And flowers if available.  A chilled Sauvignon Blanc really complements this dish well.

Two Favorite Fresh Pea Recipes

English Pea and Ricotta Toasts here

Spring Strawberry Farro Salad by Baran’s 2239 here

Two Favorite Farmer Cheese Recipes

Pierogi Ruskie here

Heavenly Farmer Cheese Blintzes here

Two Favorite Meyer Lemon Recipes

Spicy Charred Baby Octopus Skewers (often trending) here

Meyer Lemon Arancini, Flower Confetti, Parmesan here

Two Favorite Asparagus Recipes

Petite Lobster Tail, Asparagus Cream here

Asparagus, Hollandaise, Caviar here

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