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Green Pea Penne

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Green Pea Penne
Servings: 4
Calories: 504kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup pine nuts, dried
  • 8 ounce penne pasta, dry
  • 3 cup water
  • 2 cup green peas, frozen
  • 1 medium avocado
  • 2 clove garlic
  • 1 medium lemon
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cup spinach

Serve With

  • 2 medium apple

Instructions

  • Toast the pine nuts in a dry pan over medium-high heat for 2-4 minutes or until fragrant. Set aside to cool, then roughly chop.
  • Cook the penne according to the package directions, then drain and return to the pot.
  • While pasta cooks, place water in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil, add the peas, and cook for 1-3 minutes just until tender; strain, rinse, and set aside.
  • Chop avocado and mince garlic. Add to a large bowl, along with the peas, chopped pine nuts, juice from the lemon, and oil; mash together with a fork until desired consistency is reached.
  • Stir pea mixture into the cooked pasta and add roughly chopped spinach; top with additional pine nuts, peas, and avocado slices if desired.
  • Enjoy with a side of sliced apples.

Nutrition

Calories: 504kcal | Carbohydrates: 72g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 97mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 16g