Green Pea Cilantro Pasta

Amie Valpone

by | Updated: December 3rd, 2016 | Read time: 1 minute

This light pasta dish is bursting with the fresh green goodness of cilantro and tender sweet peas. A nice change of pace from traditional red or heavy cream sauces, its light dressing is made from extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice and Parmesan cheese, with a hint of red pepper added for kick.

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Green Pea Cilantro Pasta

Serves 4


9 oz. penne or pasta of choice
1 (10 oz.) package frozen peas, thawed
3 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup torn fresh cilantro
1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes
1/4 tsp. sea salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper


1. Cook pasta in a large pot of water according to package directions. Drain and transfer pasta to a large bowl.

2. Add remaining ingredients. Gently toss to combine.

3. Serve warm.