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Farfalle, Tomato, Peas and Ricotta Salata with Lemon

No recipe image available.A simple and delicious dish of bow tie pasta tossed with green peas, ricotta salata cheese, tomatoes, lemon juice, extra-virgin olive oil, fresh basil and Parmesan cheese.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 pound farfalle pasta (bow ties)
2 cups frozen green peas
6 ounces ricotta salata cheese, broken into 1/2-inch pieces
4 large garden-ripe tomatoes, finely chopped
1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
Zest of 1 lemon
3/4 cup packed fresh basil leaves, chopped
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
Freshly ground black pepper to taste
Freshly grated Parmesan cheese for sprinkling

Cooking Directions:

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions, stirring in peas the last 30 to 45 seconds of cooking time. Drain well.
  2. Into a large bowl combine cheese, tomatoes, lemon juice, zest, basil, cheese. Add hot pasta and peas to mixture and toss to combine. Season pepper and sprinkle with Parmesan, as desired.

Makes 4 servings.