Snap Pea Spring Pasta with Asparagus and Parmesan.

One of my very favorite things about this time of year is simply shopping what's in season.

Driving by and grabbing a farm-fresh watermelon off the back of a truck or walking up to the farmers market in our neighborhood on Saturday morning to see what looks good and throw together a meal. When the ingredients are at their peak it's kind of hard to go wrong. 

Pasta is always an easy way to incorporate seasonal vegetables and with kids it's always a win. This recipe is quick and easy with just a few ingredients and is easily scaleable for a crowd.

ingredients for spring asparagus pasta / heirloomed

SNAP PEA SPRING PASTA WITH ASPARAGUS + PARMESAN

  • 1 lb fresh asparagus, chopped
  • 1 package angel hair pasta
  • 3 handfuls sugar snap peas, trimmed
  • 1/2 cup grated or shaved Parmigiano Reggiano cheese
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • kosher salt + pepper to taste

Boil large pot of salted water and cook pasta until al dente, drain and set aside. In medium pot, chop and blanch asparagus until tender. Remove from pot and set aside, then blanch trimmed peas until tender.  Toss noodles in olive oil and toss in peas and asparagus. With tongs spin birds nest pile onto each plate. Drizzle with olive oil and salt and pepper to taste. Finish with a hearty sprinkling of parmesan on top. Enjoy!

tossing fresh pasta for asparagus parmesan / heirloomed
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