Monday, 25 June 2012

Peas, Asparagus and Mint Tagliatelle - Healthy Baby Recipes

The glorious vegetables of spring!! I love spring and all of its tastes, the garden is overflowing with fresh Mint, sweet Peas are bountiful and Asparagus is here. My baby loves Asparagus, simply steamed maybe a little Olive Oil and Lemon Juice.. Great baby led weaning food because if its perfect shape. This little dish is just a mix of all of those lovely things. I had a little fresh pasta left over from a meal that I had cooked the previous day, however feel free to use dried, sometimes its just more convenient!

Pea, Asparagus and Mint Tagliatelle

Handful of Peas in their pods
Half a white onion
2 spears of Asparagus
Small handful of fresh Mint
Black Pepper
Handful of fresh pasta
Olive Oil

In a small frying pan place a little Olive Oil, finely chop your onion and then begin to fry. Get a little saucepan with some water in boiling. Chop your Asparagus into 3cm lengths and shell your peas. 

If you are cooking fresh pasta it can take as little as two minutes to cook, if using dried, account for this earlier on and get it on before you start cooking. When the pasta has a minute to go add the peas and Asparagus to the boiling water.

Chop your Mint.

When the pasta and vegetables are cooked, drain and allow to steam for 1 minute. Add the pasta and vegetables to the onions, add your chopped mint and a little drizzle of Olive Oil and a grind of Black Pepper. Toss together and serve with a little more chopped mint on the top.

Cut a cross in the pasta to make perfect lengths for baby to hold.

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