Pasta is for all seasons. It is for all people and for all occasions. The choices are endless when you are cooking pasta. You can create a unique pasta recipe whenever you make it with the ingredients you like. You want to eat lighter foods when it warms up, don’t you? This Summer Pasta with tomatoes and peas is a wonderful option.
I used fresh peas in this summer pasta and I recommend you to do the same. Fresh peas are definitely sweeter and tastier than the pickled or frozen ones. So when it’s in season, use them as much as you can.
Another ingredient I used is cherry tomatoes that are one of the best summer messengers. You can see how lovely this summer pasta looks with the color combination of red and green. I would use Homemade Tomato Paste if we were in winter, but I love to use fresh cherry tomatoes for this summer pasta to welcome the season.
Fresh peas jump into boiling water. They swim in it for 5-10 minutes and then they realize how hot it is and they immediately jump into a large bowl full of very cold water to feel refreshed. That’s how our little peas cool down. Would you like to take some little pals when going to beach this summer?
You will see how they become very lovely green after this swimming and cooling process. You can’t see the same color in pickled peas.
Cherry tomatoes are sauteed in a separate skillet. I slice some of them in halves and just draw a line on some of them with a knife. You will love to hear their sizzling.
Cooked pasta and boiled peas are tossed into the same skillet and combined well and your summer lunch or dinner is ready. This can be enjoyed warm or cold, which is a great thing about it. You can definitely add some herbs like mint or parsley and make it more springy.