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Easy Peas 'N' Pasta Recipe

Looking for an easy Easy Peas 'N' Pasta recipe? Learn how to make Easy Peas 'N' Pasta using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by mcclungm

Makes 8 servings



A great vegan, kid-friendly, and healthy main course.

Recipe Ingredients for Easy Peas 'N' Pasta

16 oz Sweet Peas
1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 1/3 cups Israeli Couscous
2 1/2 cups water
2 tsp garlic powder
3 tbsp Nutritional Yeast

Recipe Directions for Easy Peas 'N' Pasta

  1. Place the extra virgin olive oil and the dry couscous into a large pasta pot. Turn on heat. Stir continuously and toast couscous over heat for 3-5 minutes - just until the couscous becomes slightly browned.

  2. Add in the water, garlic powder, nutritional yeast, salt/pepper and optional pinch of saffron. Stir well. Bring to a boil.

  3. Reduce heat to medium, cover with lid and let slow boil for 10 minutes. (If the heat is too hot, the oil will burn the couscous on the bottom of the pan.)

  4. When the 10 minutes are up, turn off heat but DO NOT remove lid yet. Let pot sit, covered for an additional 5 minutes.

  5. Remove lid, fluff hot couscous with fork and add the frozen peas (I like to thaw mine a bit by running them under hot water for 5 minutes.

  6. Fold the cold peas into the hot pasta balls. The hot pasta will that and 'cook' the peas mildly. Cover with lid and let sit for another 2 minutes.

Categories

Vegetables, Main Dish, Vegetarian

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 166.5g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
209
Calories from Fat
19
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
2.1g
3%
Saturated Fat
0.3g
1%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
102mg
4%
Potassium
271mg
8%
Total Carbohydrates
36.5g
12%
Dietary Fiber
6.4g
26%
Sugars
4.1g
Protein
9.5g
Vitamin A 8% Vitamin C 10%
Calcium 1% Iron 12%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
95% confidence
A-
  Good points
  • Very low in saturated fat
  • No cholesterol
  • Low in sodium
  • High in dietary fiber
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