I’ve always wondered if a recipe could be too simple? Well…… the votes have come in and the answer is a unanimous…not in this case. With necessity being the mother of invention, I created this recipe as the simplest way to sample our new BonaChia® Pasta to hundreds of people in stores around the country. Little did I know that everyone would absolutely love it and ask for the exact recipe. So, here it is……perfect for many occasions. Definitely the easiest pasta dish you will ever make. In 3 minutes, a dish worthy of your best friends and favorite family members!

Pasta with Peas and Toasted Almonds

10 oz. bag of BonaChia® Linguine (or Fettuccine)

16 oz. bag of frozen peas

⅓ cup favorite bottled salad dressing (I use Brianna’s Champagne Caper Vinaigrette)

½ tsp. kosher salt (not including the salt for cooking water)

½ cup toasted almonds

Bring large pot of water to a boil. Add tablespoon of salt to water. Cut off top of bag of pasta and add to boiling water. Add the peas to cook at the same time. After 3 minutes, test pasta. Should be done. Drain pasta and peas  rinsing with cold water. Toss with dressing, salt and almonds. Serve at room temperature. Enjoy!

 Easy-Peasy-Step-By-Step

add pasta and peas together into boiling water
cook for just 3 minutes.

 

test pasta, then drain.
rinse with cold water
add salad dressing.
toss together
garnish with toasted almonds.
serve and enjoy!

Improvise

-Add tomatoes or red peppers for a dish with traditional holiday colors

 – Try BonaChia Spinach Fettuccine tossed with cauliflower and sundried tomatoes.

Learn

  Check out this recent NYTimes article about the benefits of Chia.

Remember

BonaChia® makes a great gift.

Kudos

To my sister-in-law, Takako, who took these great photos.