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Pasta with Spicy Pea Sauce

 
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Pasta coated with a savory Indian spiced pea sauce.

Yield

2

servings

Prep

20

min

Cook

15

min

Ready

35

min

Low in Saturated Fat, Low Cholesterol, Cholesterol-Free, Trans-fat Free, High Fiber, Very low in sodium, Low Sodium
 

Ingredients

1 cup yellow split peas
½ tablespoon olive oil
1 each onions
choppped
1 clove garlic
teaspoon red pepper flakes
*
¼ teaspoon turmeric
*
¼ teaspoon coriander
ground
*
½ teaspoon allspice
ground
*
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1 x salt and black pepper
to taste
*
½ pound pasta, fettuccine
dry, or 3/4 pound fresh
1 x cilantro
for garnish
*

Directions

Place the peas in a large pan. Cover with cold water.

Bring to the boil and boil, uncovered for 25 minutes. Drain.

Heat oil in a pan.

Add onion and garlic and cook over a medium heat for 10 minutes.

Add the spices, stirring for 2 minutes.

Add the well drained peas, lemon juice and rind.

Stir to combine and cook over a low heat for 8 to 10 minutes.

Season with salt and black pepper to taste.

Cook the pasta in a large quantity of boiling water until just tender. Reserve 1 cup of pasta water.

If the pea sauce seems too dry, add some pasta water to desired consistency, and mix well.

Drain the pasta and place on a large serving plate.

Pour sauce over the pasta and garnish with the coriander leaves.

Serve immediately.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 288g (10.2 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 8117% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 25mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 51g 51%
Dietary Fiber 30g 120%
Sugars g
Protein 80g
Vitamin A 4% Vitamin C 25%
Calcium 10% Iron 47%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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