Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Pasta with Fresh Peas, Arugula, and Goat Cheese


This weeks Recipe comes from author Elizabeth Bard. I just started reading her book Lunch in Paris. A love story with recipes, which is off to a wonderful start and the bonus is all the recipes that she has included within the chapters on her journey through love and Paris. So I decided to try this one and share... mmmm.

INGREDIENTS
1 pound bow tie pasta
2 cups peas
3/4 cup good-quality Italian pesto sauce, or more to taste
2 large handfuls of arugula
8 ounces soft goat cheese, crumbled
Freshly ground black pepper

DIRECTIONS

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the pasta. When the pasta has 1 minute left on the clock, add the peas.
Make sure the heat is extra high, so that the peas don't drastically lower the temperature of the water.
Drain the pasta and peas, then return them to the pot. Add the pesto and stir to combine. Add the arugula and toss lightly.
Divide the pasta among 4 shallow bowls. Crumble the goat cheese on top and add a grind of pepper. Serve immediately.

Yield: 4 servings.

Source Lunch in Paris

10 comments:

D&D said...

pasta dishes are my go-to because i rarely mess them up!

Nicole Smith said...

looks good.. I like the premise of the book as well!

Emz said...

yum
yum
yum.

Loving this one.

Dancing Branflake said...

That sounds amazing and so completely easy.

Simply Mel said...

Leigh,
This sounds divine ~ I love arugula! And the book, well, let's just say I have it on my birthday wish list!
~Melissa

Damion009 said...

NICE!!!

Ashley Stone said...

mmmm sounds yummy! Thanks!

Raru said...

sounds delicious. thank you :)

wish you nice friday.
xoxo,
raru

Aimee said...

o goodness gracious this sounds delicious.

x
Aimee
http://myflutteringheart.blogspot.com

Cheryl Lynn said...

Wow! That sounds positively fabulous! What a wonderful pasta recipe. I'm going to have to check out that book. I already love the cover art!

Hope you are have a great weekend, my dear!

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