This is a super simple pasta side that requires just a few ingredients but is extremely tasty. I serve it with fish or any type of grilled meats.
Play with the vegetable you add. I made it different times with broccoli, snow peas. asparagus and baby carrots.
Pasta with Snap Peas and Parmesan
adapted from Bon Appetit April 1992
1/4 lb. ziti
1/4 lb snap peas
1 1/2 Tbsp Tuscan herb olive oil*
Shaved Parmesan Cheese, to taste
Wild Garlic Crystal Salt Flakes, to taste **
Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add the snap peas and cook 2 minutes until tender crisp. Remove with a slotted spoon to a colander and run under cold water to cool. Allow to drain and dry.
Add the ziti or the boiling water and cook according to package directions until al dente. Drain the pasta and return to the pot. Add the snap peas and olive oil. Toss to coat. Transfer to a serving bowl.
Top with Parmesan cheese and salt flakes and serve.
*You can substitute plain olive oil for the Tuscan Herb listed below. I just love the flavor of the Tastealotta Tuscan Herb infused Olive Oil
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