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Lemony Pasta with Peas and Asparagus

Bursting with fresh and vibrant flavors, the tender peas and young asparagus bring a delightful crunch and a touch of sweetness to the dish.

We can’t get enough of Terra Delyssa’s lemon-infused olive oil this summer. This organic extra virgin olive oil adds a bright citrusy note that enhances the overall freshness. Tossed with the pasta, this combination creates a light and satisfying meal perfect for warm weather or any time you crave light, refreshing flavors.

Wine Pairing
To complement the fresh flavors of this Lemony Pasta, consider pairing it with a crisp and aromatic white wine. A Sauvignon Blanc or a Pinot Grigio would work wonderfully, as they offer citrusy and herbal notes that harmonize with the lemon-infused olive oil and the bright ingredients in the dish. The wine’s acidity will cut through the richness and bring out the flavors of the pasta. Our choice: Bob Delf’s Northwest Cellars Aria 2022 Sauvignon Blanc.

Lemony Pasta with Peas and Asparagus



  1. Fill a large pot with salted water and bring it to a boil. Cook the pasta according to the package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.
  2. In the same pot, blanch the peas and asparagus tips in boiling water for 2 minutes. Drain and rinse under cold water to stop the cooking process. Set aside.
  3. In a large skillet, heat the lemon-infused Terra Delyssa olive oil over medium heat. Add the minced garlic and sauté for about 1 minute until fragrant.
  4. Add the blanched peas and asparagus to the skillet. Sauté for an additional 2-3 minutes until they are tender-crisp.
  5. Toss the cooked pasta into the skillet with the vegetables. Add the lemon zest, salt, and black pepper. Stir everything together gently until the pasta is well coated and heated through.
  6. Remove the skillet from the heat and transfer the pasta to serving plates or a large serving dish.
  7. Garnish with freshly grated Parmesan cheese and fresh basil leaves.

This scrumptious pasta is best shared with friends. It’s a dish that truly captures the essence of the season, offering a light meal to complement a warm summer evening. Serve it alongside a chilled bottle of white wine, and raise a toast to heartwarming camaraderie.

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