Easter Pasta with Olive Oil and Edamame

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While out shopping some weeks back, I came across this Easter pasta and could not resist bringing it home. It came in a 12 ounce package of pasta shaped into bunnies, carrots, and Easter eggs. Some were colored with spinach and beetroot. It is a fun pasta to prepare for the Easter weekend.

I think the kids will love this pasta in a mac and cheese. It would also make a lovely salad with your choice of sauce, vegetables, and fruits. I made it simple by using egg-shaped edamame to give it a pop of color with a garlic and olive oil dressing. I added some red pepper flakes for a little heat.



This pasta can be purchased on-line at Plentiful Pantry.



Look at those cute shapes!



Easter Pasta with Olive Oil and Edamame

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Easter Pasta with Olive Oil and Edamame

Ingredients

  • 12 oz Easter pasta or any small pasta of choice
  • 1 cup frozen shelled edamame
  • ½ cup fresh basil, thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¼ tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp lemon pepper
  • Salt

Instructions

Bring a large pot of water to boil. Add a little salt. Boil edamame for 3 to 4 minutes. Remove and place in a large bowl. Boil pasta in the same pot for 5 to 7 minutes or according to packaging instructions. Drain and place pasta in bowl with edamame.

In a small fry pan, heat olive oil. Add garlic and red pepper flakes. Fry until garlic is translucent, about 2 minutes. Remove and pour onto pasta. Add basil, lemon pepper, and salt. Toss until well combined. Serve immediately.

http://www.rotinrice.com/2011/04/easter-pasta-with-olive-oil-and-edamame/




HAVE A GOOD FRIDAY AND A HAPPY EASTER! 8)



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29 Responses

  1. That’s too adorable – Happy Easter!

  2. Yuki Endo says:

    This one I know is very good. Simple ingredients, yet so tasty! Good job, Biren!

  3. Roxan says:

    So cute! I love the easter shaped pastas.
    I made a pasta tonight too, with beans. I added black beans… don’t eat much meat so I need to get my protein!

  4. Blackswan says:

    What a fun way to make those pasta! Biren, I’ve tag u in an Easter Game @ 5 Recipes To Celebrate Easter!! Pls come & join in the party :) Happy Easter!

  5. Jasmine says:

    that’s so cute and unique! (: (: kids will definitely love it! it look so flavourful!

  6. The Easter pasta is so cute..!! I wish I could buy it here too :(

  7. These are the CUTEST pasta shapes I have ever seen, makes for a much more interesting meal! They are too nice, wouldn’t really want to eat them really.. :) Happy Easter!

  8. Joanne says:

    That pasta is adorable! And love that you made it with edamame…love those beans!

  9. Jeannie says:

    I agreed the pasta is super cute! Kids will definitely love it!

  10. Mary says:

    This is a really great idea for the holiday. My younder grandsons would really have fun with this. I hope you have a wonderful day. Blessings…Mary

  11. marla says:

    Love this Easter pasta!! So cute :)

  12. Dee D says:

    That looks so delicious! And love the pasta shapes,they’re so cute!

  13. Lyndsey says:

    Biren what a cute pasta! Perfect for Easter and it looks so yummy. I’m sure the kids will eat it right up!

    I tagged you for the 5 Recipes to Celebrate Easter…this is perfect bring it along it should be fun!

  14. Elin says:

    Biren, Lovely Pasta , thanks for sharing this recipe and I’ve tag u in an Easter Game @ 5 Recipes To Celebrate Easter!! Pls come & join in the party :)
    Happy Easter!

  15. Anncoo says:

    Biren, That pasta looks so cute! Fun to cook and am the kids love it very much :)
    Happy Easter and have fun at the Easter party!

  16. Aww..these pastas are so cute! Great for kids especially if we want them to eat more (but maybe too cute to eat?). Happy Easter Biren!

  17. how simple and lovely! a great way to get into the easter spirit without sweets always!

  18. So fun! I like the shapes of the pasta! Happy Easter!

  19. Victoria says:

    When I saw this pasta on your post, my immediate reaction was that it would be perfect for mac and cheese. We obviously both considered the same thing, though I love your presentation! The edemame do kind of look like easter eggs :) What a fun Easter dish.

  20. Faith says:

    What beautiful pasta this is, Biren! Thank you so much for your sweet comment — I really missed you and your lovely blog while I was on vacation! I hope you and yours had a wonderful Easter!

  21. I have seen this pasta around, so cute! And this is a lovely refreshing pasta dish :)

  22. I’ve never seen such adorable pasta shapes before!! I like the simple ‘sauce’ you paired them with. Anything heavier would have blanketed the pasta and prevented them from being enjoyed for their adorable novelty!

    I know it’s late but I do hope you and your family had a wonderful and blessed Easter Biren!

  23. LeQuan says:

    Omg! My kiddies would’ve totally loved this pasta for Easter! Those are such adorable shapes. I love that you used edamame; almost like little green Easter eggs. Also helps to bring colour and texture to the dish. Another healthy and wonderful dish, Biren.

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