Pasta Primavera

Next on my list to try out.

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Primavera means ‘spring’ in Italian. Although, that’s about as Italian as this dish gets. Apparently, Pasta Primavera actually originates from 1970’s New York, and is a greater part of American cuisine than it is of Italian. This is my take on the fresh, spring, green vegetable dish. In this recipe I use pesto, peas and spinach.. but if you really want to elevate the dish top the pasta with a few sprigs of asparagus. This is the perfect quick pasta dish, ideal for days when you want something homemade and delicious but without all the fuss!

  • Pasta of your choice (I personally like linguini for this dish)
  • Olive oil
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 small white onion
  • 2 tablespoons of pesto
  • 2 large handfuls of spinach
  • Peas
  • Pine nuts (optional)
  • Asparagus (optional)
  1. In a saucepan cook the pasta (to al dente) as per instructions
  2. Heat a glug of olive oil…

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