Pasta with Peas Smoked Almonds and Dill is a great make-ahead dish for gatherings such as barbeques and picnics.
I’ve been dreaming up side dishes, isn’t that weird?
Usually if I’m dreaming about food, the dreams involve chocolate or steak. But lately, all I can think about are quick and intriguing side dishes that are easy to throw in a picnic basket or pair with a main course, straight off the grill.
It must be the weather.
Spring effects people in different ways. It makes me want more green on my plate, whether in salad-form or something like this pasta with peas.
In this Pasta with Peas Smoked Almonds and Dill, what really sets off the dish is the sprinkling of chopped smoked almonds. The crunch and smoky essence of the almonds, against the sweetness of the peas and the herby mix of dill and green onions makes a diva of a side dish. This pasta screams to be the center of attention. So much so, that it makes a marvelous vegetarian main course!
My only cooking note for this pea pasta dish is that the almonds make the most impact when they are added at the last minute and sprinkled on top, not mixed in. That way, they stay crisp.
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