Cool and Light Pasta and Herbs


Mixing herbs like mint and basil with asparagus and peas creates a tasty summer dish. This is one of my favorite things to eat on a hot summer day! Goes great with grilled salmon and a glass of crisp Riesling! Chop herbs in a food processor to speed up your preparation time.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
4 servings


  • 1 pound fettuccine pasta

  • 1 pound asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces

  • 1 cup frozen peas

  • 2 cups chopped fresh basil

  • 1 cup chopped fresh mint

  • ½ cup chopped fresh parsley (Optional)

  • 1 (4 ounce) package crumbled feta cheese with herbs

  • 3 scallions (green onions), chopped (Optional)

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • ¾ teaspoon salt, or to taste

  • ¾ teaspoon ground black pepper, or to taste


  1. Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil. Stir in the fettuccine, bring back to a boil, and cook pasta over medium heat until cooked through but still firm to the bite, about 8 minutes.

  2. While fettuccini is boiling, place asparagus and peas into a steamer insert and place insert over the pot of fettuccine. Steam vegetables until tender, 6 to 8 minutes. Remove steamer insert and drain fettuccine.

  3. Combine fettuccine, asparagus, peas, basil, mint, parsley, feta cheese, scallions, and olive oil together in a large bowl. Season with salt and pepper.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

609 Calories
16g Fat
96g Carbs
27g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 609
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 20%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 21mg 7%
Sodium 811mg 35%
Total Carbohydrate 96g 35%
Dietary Fiber 10g 34%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 27g
Vitamin C 33mg 166%
Calcium 129mg 10%
Iron 8mg 44%
Potassium 649mg 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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