Summer spaghetti with peas and ham

Enjoy the classic pea and ham combo in a tasty, light summer pasta.

  • 10 mins preparation
  • 15 mins cooking
  • Serves 4
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Summer spaghetti with peas and ham
  • 400 gram spaghetti
  • 1 cup (120g) frozen peas
  • 2 clove garlic, peeled
  • 1/4 cup (40g) pine nuts, toasted
  • 1/2 cup lightly packed fresh basil leaves
  • 1/4 cup lightly packed fresh mint leaves
  • 1/2 cup (40g) flaked parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 200 gram leg ham, shredded finely


Summer spaghetti with peas and ham
  • 1
    Cook the pasta in a large saucepan of boiling, salted water until just tender; drain.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, in a medium microwave-safe bowl, cook frozen peas on high (100%) for 2 minutes or until tender.
  • 3
    Transfer peas to a food processor with garlic, pine nuts, herbs, cheese, oil, salt and pepper. Process until almost smooth.
  • 4
    Toss pea mixture through hot pasta. Add ham and toss gently to combine.
  • 5
    Serve with extra parmesan cheese, if desired.

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