After a long winter, there’s nothing more welcoming than the sight of spring’s first vegetables. Fresh sweet peas and snappable spears of asparagus are two of our favorites, and also rank high on the latest Clean 15 list — a list of 15 non-organic fruits and veggies that generally have the least pesticide residue. Organic or not makes little difference with this dynamic duo.
In this creamy pea and asparagus pasta primavera, fresh asparagus, snap peas and frozen sweet peas are sauteed to al dente perfection and tossed with fresh fettuccine. It’s then topped with a healthy cream sauce made with just three ingredients: chicken or vegetable broth, freshly grated Parmesan cheese and whole milk Greek yogurt for creaminess and protein in lieu of creme fraiche.
The best part of all? It comes together in less than 24 minutes, making it a perfect weeknight dinner option. Of course, the veggies can be prepped and defrosted in advance to make this an under-20-minute dinner — just be sure to make the cream sauce right before serving for best taste and texture.