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Pasta with Sugar Snap Peas and Asparagus

by Julie Horton - Tuesday, April 6, 2021

We know it’s spring when asparagus and sugar snap peas hit the grocery stores! We have the perfect recipe to combine these two treasures.


  • 1 pound farfalle pasta prepared per instructions.
  • Garlic
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • Red pepper flakes (optional)
  • One bunch of asparagus snapped at base and cut in 2” lengths
  • 1 pound sugar snap peas
  • Grated Parmesan
  • Dill, or mint
  • Lemon juice


Heat butter and olive oil in a sauté pan add garlic and red pepper flakes, once garlic is heated through (not browned) add asparagus, sugar snap peas and stir. In about 7 minutes check asparagus with a sharp knife it slides in easily it is done and the sugar snaps will be too. Don’t overcook them!

Add asparagus and peas to your cooked pasta. Add lemon juice, fresh dill or mint, parmesan and salt and pepper to taste, toss and serve.

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Julie Horton - Julie Horton is the Purveyor of Cycling Adventures at ExperiencePlus! Bicycle Tours. She bicycled in more than 20 countries on a year long, self-supported bicycle tour around the world, which covered more than 14,000 miles. Her career in the adventure travel industry began back in 1994 when she started leading hiking tours in the USA, Europe, and far flung locations like Nepal and Thailand. After 10 years on the trail her desire to get back on the road led her to ExperiencePlus! in 2004. Her passion for traveling by bicycle and sharing the possibilities and plans with our travelers makes her "work" at ExperiencePlus! fun and gratifying. She looks forward to sharing her enthusiasm for traveling by bike with each of you and hearing of your adventures. Email Julie(at)

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