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Spring Pasta with Snow Peas:
1/2 pound bow-tie pasta or your favorite pasta shape
1 1/2 pounds sugar snap peas or snow peas, trimmed
3 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese (about 1 1/2 ounces)
Additional freshly grated parmesan cheese
Add peas to large pot of boiling salted water. Cook until just crisp-tender. Transfer to bowl of ice water. Cool peas slightly and drain. Add pasta to same pot of water and boil until just tender but still firm to bite. Drain well. Return pasta-vegetable mixture to pot. Add oil and toss to coat. Add 1/2 cup cheese. Season with salt and pepper. Serve immediately, passing additional cheese separately.
Yield: 4 servings (1 cup per serving)
Nutrition Facts: 346 Calories; 14g Fat (3g Saturated Fat; 0g Trans Fat); 9mg Cholesterol; 160mg Sodium; 45g Carbohydrate (6g Fiber, 3g Sugar); 13g Protein; 7% Daily Value (DV) Vitamin A; 38% DV Vitamin C; 15% DV Calcium; 15% DV Iron