Pasta with Spicy Peas

So, I am still internetless in my new house, so this is coming to you from the stolen WiFi of my friends – which means unfortunately I have been able to post a lot less. It does mean that without telly and internet I’ve been more productive; I am now proud owner of a half-finished patchwork blanket, and I’ve learnt a few new songs on guitar and ukulele… I feel this novelty will wear off fairly soon though, going to my friends and the library to sneak a bit of WiFi is making me feel like a bit of a criminal.

So here’s what’s new with my life this week: I turned 21! I was so excited until I realised that I’m not American and have already been able to drink for 3 years. I went to see Les Mis (I am ultimate Les Mis nerd and I love the actress Carrie Hope Fletcher who plays Eponine, and therefore I cried a lot and it was utterly incredible), and I got a job in a pub in Lancaster :)

I did make time for making a really nice meal with my friend though, so I thought I’d do a cheeky recipe post today, it’s just a really simple and yummy pasta dish that’s good for midweek and when you’re really rushed off your feet :) I hope you enjoy it!

Pasta with Spicy Peas

Pasta with Spicy Peas


A little olive oil

One onion

One clove of garlic

One teaspoon of cumin seeds (or half a teaspoon of ground cumin, like I used)

Two handfuls of cherry tomatoes, halved

Good splash of Tabasco sauce

200g of petits pois

Zest and juice of half a lemon

Enough pasta for two people (around 200g)

Two tablespoons of parsley


  1. Heat the oil in a large pan. Add the chopped onion and cook for around 8 minutes, until softened and golden brown. Add the cumin and garlic and cook for a further 2 minutes.
  2. Stir in the cherry tomatoes and cook for 5 minutes until softened. Add the Tobasco sauce, petits pois and lemon. Cook for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, cook the pasta according to the packet instructions and drain. Add the pasta to the peas and stir until well combined. Stir in the parsley and serve.

Serves two


4 thoughts on “Pasta with Spicy Peas

    And, man, you used the word ‘cheeky’. I totally imagined that in an English accent and it ruled. Hope you had a super day! And a super trip around Europe, too :-)

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