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Fresh Spring Pasta Primavera with Feta

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Fresh Spring Pasta Primavera with Feta is the perfect easy spring dinner. This recipe is perfect for a backyard barbecue, outdoor picnic, or easy weeknight dinner.

This recipe was inspired by fresh flavors of spring from the farmers market. Fresh asparagus and peas are perfect in this recipe – which makes it the ultimate pasta for spring!

The best part of this recipe is that it’s done in only 15 minutes!

Pasta with garlic, lemons, and white wine

Recipe Inspiration

This recipe was inspired by going to my local farmers market. With the pandemic the last year, I haven’t been able to visit my favorite farmers market, but as more things open up outdoors, I’ve loved starting to go back to the famers market again!

I’ve been so inspired by the freshness of spring this year – maybe it’s because it resembles a new beginning and new life after things have been closed for so long.

Or maybe it’s just because I love fresh asparagus!

This recipe is truly so easy – and if possible, is best enjoyed with close and healthy family and friends.

This recipe is great paired with a crisp white wine, like a dry Riesling or a Sauvignon Blanc. If you’re looking to add even more flavor to this dish, I recommend adding fresh microgreens or fresh basil to top.

Bowl of pasta with serving spoons

About the Recipe

If you’ve visited my blog before, you know how much I absolutely LOVE pasta. It’s by far my favorite food! So I’m extremely excited to share this new pasta recipe with you – you are going to love it.

This recipe couldn’t be easier! Let’s walk through the steps to make this easy pasta recipe:

Step 1: Make the Pasta

Make one pound of your favorite pasta. I like smaller shapes for this recipe, but you can definitely use a longer shape like linguine. I used gemelli in the recipe photos – if you’ve never had it before, check it out! You can get the gemelli pasta shape at a good grocery store or you can find it on Amazon, I love this brand!

Bring salted water to a boil and cook pasta of your choice until it’s al dente. When the pasta is al dente, reserve one cup of pasta water, then drain pasta and set aside.

Step 2: Make the Sauce

While your pasta is cooking, you’ll start on the sauce. Heat olive oil in a large skillet and saute the onion until translucent. Add garlic, red pepper flakes, white wine, and salt and pepper, and simmer everything for 3 minutes.

Next, add asparagus, peas and lemon juice to the pan.

Step 3: Combine and Enjoy!

Finally, add pasta to the pan and stir well. If it seems dry, add pasta water 1 tbsp at a time until the pasta reaches your desired consistency.

Serve in a large bowl and top with crumbled feta cheese.

Fresh Spring Pasta Primavera with Feta

Recipe FAQ

What is Pasta Primavera?

Pasta Primavera is a pasta with a variety of vegetables. Typically, pasta primavera has an olive oil or cream based sauce and is served with a variety of cooked vegetables.

Is this Pasta Primavera Recipe vegan?

This recipe can be made vegan with vegan pasta and omitting the feta cheese.

Can I use other vegetables in this recipe?

Absolutely. You can add or substitute vegetables for this recipe. Some suggestions for additions are corn, tomatoes, or green beans.

Other Spring Recipes

Looking for other spring recipes? Check out these easy and fresh recipes that are full of fresh flavors!

Easy Lemon, Asparagus, and Whipped Goat Cheese Tart – This is my favorite tart recipe. It’s so easy, unique, and delicious! Once you make the whipped goat cheese, you won’t be able to stop eating it!

Mussels with Israeli Couscous with Tomato Broth – If you’ve never tried making mussels at home, this is the recipe for you! It’s incredibly easy, and this recipe is SO full of flavor. Try this one for an at home date night to impress your partner and yourself!

Grilled Garlic and Herb Lamb Rack – This recipe makes making lamb at home SO easy! I love this for a backyard cookout served with couscous and plenty of red wine.

Pasta Primavera with Lemon

Fresh Spring Pasta Primavera with Feta Ingredients

  • 1 lb pasta of your choice
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • Pinch of salt and pepper
  • 1 cup steamed or roasted asparagus, chopped or whole
  • 1 cup peas, cooked
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 cup feta

Directions

  1. Cook pasta in salted, boiling water until al dente. When pasta is done, drain and reserve 1 cup of pasta water and set aside.
  2. While pasta is cooking, heat olive oil in a large skillet on medium heat. Add onion and sauté for 3 minutes, or until translucent. 
  3. Add garlic, red pepper flakes, white wine, and salt and pepper. Let simmer for 3 minutes. 
  4. Add asparagus, peas, and lemon juice to the pan. Add pasta, and stir well. If pasta seems dry, add pasta water 1 tbsp at a time until the sauce reaches your desired consistency.
  5. Serve in a large bowl topped with crumbled feta cheese.

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