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Pasta with Lettuce & Peas

A recipe by Julie Van Rosendaal

Pasta with Lettuce & Peas

Total Time:

25mins

Prep:

10mins

Cook:

15mins

Skill Level:

Easy

Ingredients

  • 200 g dry pasta, such as linguine or spaghetti
  • 1/2 - 1 cup fresh or frozen peas
  • 1/2 head Inspired Greens leaf or butter lettuce
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • juice of half a lemon
  • freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • freshly ground black pepper

How to Make It

  1. Bring a big pot of water to a boil and add the pasta; cook until al dente, adding the peas for the last 3 minutes of cooking time. Before you drain it, scoop out some of the starchy cooking water with a measuring cup.
  2. Slice half a head of lettuce into about 1/2-inch wide ribbons.
  3. Drain the pasta and peas and put it back in the pan.
  4. Add a knob of butter, a squeeze of lemon, the sliced lettuce and lots of freshly grated Parmesan cheese.
  5. Toss with tongs until the lettuce wilts, adding enough of the pasta water to make a saucy consistency.
  6. Serve with extra Parmesan at the table.

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