Pasta Primavera (Recipe)

Feb 13, 2022

Pasta Primavera (Recipe)


✅ 2 cups dry rigatoni pasta or pasta of choice

✅ 1 tablespoon grape-seed oil or as needed to coat pan

✅ 1 cup chopped asparagus, 1-inch pieces

✅ 1 red bell pepper, chopped into 1-inch pieces

✅ 1 medium zucchini, chopped into 1-inch pieces

✅ 1 cup snow peas
✅ ½ cup frozen peas

✅ ½ cup halved cherry tomatoes

✅ Salt and pepper to taste


✅ 1 tablespoon grape-seed oil or as needed to coat pan

✅ 1 medium shallot, diced

✅ 4 cloves garlic, minced or grated

✅ 1 tablespoon grated lemon peel (optional)

✅ 1 cup vegetable broth

✅ ½ cup plain unsweetened oat milk

✅ 2 tablespoons lemon juice

✅ 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast (optional)

Optional garnish:

✅ Fresh basil and parsley leaves

✅ Crushed red pepper flakes

✅ Chopped walnuts

✅ Lemon (grated lemon peel, lemon juice, and lemon slices)


1️⃣ Bring a 6 quart (or larger) pot of salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 12 minutes, or until al dente. Drain pasta and set aside.

2️⃣ In the meantime, pour grape-seed oil into a 12-inch skillet over medium heat, tilting the skillet until it is evenly coated. Stir in asparagus, red bell pepper, zucchini, snow peas, frozen peas, and cherry tomatoes, cover, and cook for 7 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender but still crisp. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

3️⃣ Transfer the cooked vegetables to a bowl or plate and set aside.

4️⃣ Pour grape-seed oil into the same skillet used to cook the vegetables, tilting the pan until it is evenly coated.

5️⃣ Stir in shallot and cook for 3 minutes, or until translucent. Stir in garlic and lemon peel and cook for 1 minute, or until garlic is fragrant.

6️⃣ Stir in vegetable broth and cook uncovered for 8 minutes, or until the volume is reduced in half.

7️⃣ Stir in oat milk, lemon juice, and nutritional yeast, and stir and cook until the sauce is hot and no longer streaky.

8️⃣ Add the cooked pasta and vegetables to the skillet and stir until they are evenly coated with the sauce and the mixture is hot.

9️⃣ Transfer pasta mixture to a serving dish, spoon any remaining sauce on top, and garnish with fresh basil and parsley leaves, crushed red pepper flakes, nutritional yeast or parmesan cheese, chopped walnuts, and lemon if desired.


Servings : 2
Ready in : 25 Minutes
Course : Dinner, Lunch, Main Dish
Calories: 633kcal

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