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Cool and Light Pasta and Herbs

Rated as 4.73 out of 5 Stars

"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."
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30 m servings 609
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  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; 15.8 96.3 26.7 21 810 Full nutrition

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We loved in and thought it was great. I didn't have enough asparagus so I added fresh green beans and broccoli from our garden. I also used blue cheese, which is my favorite. The texture and the...

I have made this recipe as it is unlike the other reviewers. I love it just the way it is. Delicious. Only the food processing of herbs takes a little time.

Interesting flavors here. I didn't care for the cheese though. Without the cheese, for me, this is 5 stars. Add some hot peppers to give it a kick, you won't be sorry. Thank you for the recipe.

This was good. I would probably make this without the pasta next time if I were to make it as a side dish again. With the pasta, its more of a vegetarian meal. You could also add chicken or s...

Pretty good. Added some chicken so it was more of a meal.

Made it just as is. Excellent!

I made it as the directions stated and it was excellent! Will include it in my regular rotation if more vegetarian/plant-based meals.

This turned out great! Summer in a dish! I upped the herbs and spices a bit.

Great, easy, light summer salad! It works nicely as a side dish and with the addition of chicken or other protein, it’s a nice light supper.