Spring Pea Pasta Salad

spring-pea-brown-rice-pasta-salad Travis Rathbone


  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 cups fresh green peas, or 1 10-oz. box frozen, thawed
  • 1 cup frozen shelled edamame, thawed (about 5 oz.)
  • 2 cups sugar snap peas (about 6.5 oz.)
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh tarragon or dill
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 12 ounces tube-shaped brown rice pasta, such as caserecce or penne
  • 1/2 cup crumbled soft goat cheese or feta


1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Have ready 2 bowls of ice water. When water boils, add 1 tsp. salt, peas and edamame and bring back to a boil. Cook until tender, 3 to 4 minutes. Using a slotted spoon or sieve, transfer vegetables to a bowl of ice water. Add sugar snap peas to pot of water and bring back to a boil. Cook until just tender, about 30 seconds. Transfer to other bowl of ice water, reserving boiling water. Once vegetables are cold, drain well. Cut sugar snap peas into fourths crosswise.

2. In a serving bowl, whisk together lemon juice, vinegar and mustard. Add oil in a slow stream, whisking until thickened and well combined. Stir in shallot and tarragon. Season with 1 tsp. salt and 1/2 tsp. pepper.

3. Cook pasta in reserved pot of boiling water until al dente, about 12 minutes or according to package directions. Drain pasta well and immediately transfer to bowl with vinaigrette. Add vegetables and cheese. Gently toss together until pasta is well coated. Season with additional pepper, if desired. Serve at room temperature.

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  • Yield: 6

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 411
Fat per serving: 14g
Saturated fat per serving: 3g
Cholesterol per serving: 11mg
Fiber per serving: 6g
Protein per serving: 12g
Carbohydrate per serving: 57g
Sodium per serving: 669mg
Iron per serving: 6mg
Calcium per serving: 114mg

Good to Know

Tip: Brown rice pasta tends to stick together while cooking, so stir frequently.

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