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!


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!


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

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


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


BonaChia® makes a great gift.


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

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