Lemony Pesto Pasta with Peas Recipe


8 oz whole wheat orecchiette (or any short pasta)
1 cup green peas - fresh or frozen
¼ cup prepared pesto
¼ cup fresh basil - thinly sliced
2 tablespoons grated parmesan
1 teaspoon lemon zest
½ teaspoon chili flakes - optional
salt and pepper to taste

Full recipe from : thelemonbowl.com

Bring a large pot of salty water to a boil and cook pasta according to package instructions. Add peas to the pot of water and pasta when there are 2 minutes left in the cooking time.
Drain pasta and peas in a strainer and place back in the warm pot. Add pesto, fresh basil, parmesan, lemon zest and chili flakes.
Check for seasoning and adjust accordingly before serving.