Prawns, pea, asparagus pasta light and fresh

Prawns, pea, asparagus pasta light and fresh

By 15/04/2015

The sun is out and spring is finally here!

I have been out and about a lot recently. I feel the need to top up with vitamin D after all those long winter months.

My recipe for today is a fresh pasta dish that tastes and looks like spring! Make sure you only use fresh vegetables as canned or frozen have a completely different taste and don't overcook them, they have more flavour if they are slightly crunchy.

  • Prep Time : 20 minutes
  • Cook Time : 20 minutes


Shell the peas and cook them in salty boiling water for 5 minutes then drain.

shelling peas

Wash and chop the asparagus leaving the tips whole.


Chop the onion finely and stir fry it in a pan until translucent with 3 tbsp of olive oil. Add the asparagus and the peas, salt and pepper to the pan with 1/2 glass of hot water and cook for 10 minutes or until soft.

cooking asparagus and peas

Add the halved cherry tomatoes and the prawns and continue cooking for a further 3 minutes mixing the ingredients well.

adding prawns

Cook the pasta according to packet instructions in salty water then drain.

cooking pasta

Add the cooked pasta to the pan with the vegetables and prawns. Add 2 tbsp of olive oil and stir well over a source of heat it for a minute and serve.

stirring vegetables with pasta

prawns, asparagus, pea pasta


prawns, asparagus, pea pasta

I am entering this to Extra Veg with Jo's Kitchen hosting this month on behalf of Fuss Free Flavours and Utterly Scrummy and  Simple & in Season with Fuss Free Flavours on behalf of Ren Behan. All the vegetables are fresh and in season in Italy now.

Also this is going to Cook Blog Share with Lucy at Supergolden Bakes.

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14 Responses to Prawns, pea, asparagus pasta light and fresh

  1. gloria

    che buono ALida!!
    I love pwans and asparagus, just delicious!!
    un abbraccio!

  2. speedy70

    Un inno alla primavera questa deliziosa pasta, complimenti!!!

  3. la cucina di Molly

    Trovo deliziosa questa pasta alle verdure, fresca e gustosa, un piatto molto primaverile! Un abbraccio!

  4. Fiver Feeds

    Just the kind of recipe I was looking for. Thank you! 🙂

  5. Sarah, Simply Cooked

    Beautiful. I think this looks very spring-like. Any methods of eating extra veg are winners for me. I might even be tempted to leave out the pasta!

  6. Elisabetta

    Can’t wait to make this. I adore fresh asparagus and peas. Grazie!

    • Alida

      Thank you for your always lovely comments Elisabetta! I am so pleased you like the recipes. Ciao!

  7. Helen @Fuss Free Flavours

    This is a beautiful dish, lovely lovely colours, the mix of asparagus and peas sounds wonderful and so fresh!

    Thank you for sending to #ExtraVeg

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  9. bristol plasterer

    This sounds really delicious and something new to try. Thank you for sharing this.


    • Alida

      Thank you Simon!

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