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This recipe for Pea Pasta with Mint, Lemon and Truffle Oil is simple to put together and a perfect light meal for Spring! Serve it warm as a main, or chilled as a salad. Vegan adaptable. See our 40 Fresh & Healthy Spring Recipes.

This recipe for Pea Pasta with Mint, Lemon and Truffle Oil is simple to put together and a perfect light meal for Spring! Serve it warm as a main, or chilled as a salad. Vegan adaptable. This recipe for Pea Pasta with  lemon,  mint and truffle oil can be served warm as an entree or chilled as a salad. Goat cheese can be added for extra richness, which I enjoy, but if vegan, feel free to leave it out. Use fresh or frozen English peas. The pea tendrils are a bonus – if you can find them, use them, but if not, don’t worry- toss in a little baby spinach or arugula if you like.

The truffle oil however is worth the splurge and makes this dish special. Together with the fresh peas, lemon and mint, it’s one of my favorite combinations.

Wandering through the farmers market last week, I stumbled upon these beautiful pea shoots.

pea shoots

Tender and full of flavor, pea shoots are delicious eaten raw, just as they are, simply tossed into salads or pastas, or very lightly wilted in a sauté pan with a little olive oil, shallot or garlic, and lemon.

Here we’ve simply wilted them in the warm pasta.

This recipe for Pea Pasta with Mint, Lemon and Truffle Oil is simple to put together and a perfect light meal for Spring! Serve it warm as a main, or chilled as a salad. Vegan adaptable. 

This is a quick recipe, and the peas can be blanched in the same pot as the pasta- just toss them in for the last minute!

This recipe for Pea Pasta with Mint, Lemon and Truffle Oil is simple to put together and a perfect light meal for Spring! Serve it warm as a main, or chilled as a salad. Vegan adaptable. 

Toss, everything together and season well. If serving as a salad, make sure to adjust the seasonings once more right before serving adding more lemon juice, salt and truffle oil to taste.

The fresh mint and lemon really complement the peas and truffle oil …. a pasta dish that sings of spring.

I hope you enjoy it!

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Pea Pasta with Mint, Truffle & Lemon


Pea Pasta with lemon, mint and truffle oil – keep it vegan or ad goat cheese. Serve warm as an entree, or chill and serve as a salad…either way it’s delicious.


Units Scale
  • 12 ounces pasta
  • 34 cups fresh peas
  • 5 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1 shallot, very finely diced
  • 1 cup chopped fresh mint
  • 1 cup chopped Italian parsley
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 lemons – zest and 1/4 cup juice
  • 2 cups fresh pea shoots, baby spinach or arugula
  • 1 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper ( or black is OK)
  • 1 tablespoon truffle oil – I prefer white
  • Optional- goat cheese crumbles


  1. Boil pasta in a generous amount of salted water according to directions.
  2. During the very last minute of cooking, if serving this as a warm entree- add the peas to the pasta and just lightly blanch.
  3. While the pasta is cooking, prep the rest of the ingredients.
  4. Chop the scallions, shallots and herbs. Zest two lemons, and measure out ¼ cup lemon juice ( you may need more).
  5. Once the pasta is just about done, add the peas to the boiling pasta water and blanch for one minute, or just until bright green. Immediately drain, place pasta and peas in large bowl, drizzle with olive oil, lemon juice and season with salt and pepper.
  6. Toss in the pea shoots (or other greens) and add the scallions, shallot, herbs and lemon zest. Stir to coat.
  7. Taste, adjusting salt and lemon juice, adding more of both, if necessary. ( Sometimes pasta takes a while to absorb the salt and lemon – so make sure to taste this again after a few minutes -the saltiness will have settled down quite a bit, and you may need more, especially if you did not salt your pasta water).
  8. Drizzle with truffle oil and serve immediately.


  1. If making this as a pasta salad– make sure to rinse pasta and peas in very very cold water to stop the peas from cooking any longer… this will help them keep their lovely bright green color. If making the pasta salad ahead, always taste it right before serving, it may need a little more seasoning ( salt, lemon juice, oil, truffle) Add the goat cheese right before serving.
  2. This serves 4 as a main course or 8 as a side salad.


  • Serving Size: 1 ¼ cup
  • Calories: 341
  • Sugar: 4.3 g
  • Sodium: 354.9 mg
  • Fat: 16.8 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.4 g
  • Carbohydrates: 40.6 g
  • Fiber: 4.4 g
  • Protein: 8.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

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  1. This was excellent! Added a little salt at the end to heighten the lemon. First serving w/goat cheese and second serving (yes, second serving) without….both fantastic! Will absolutely make again!

    This is absolutely one of my favorite food blogs. My daughter is vegan and there are awesome vegan recipes that are great for both vegan and non-vegans. Will continue to come back.

    1. Awww… thanks Margie! Very appreciated. And happy you like this one! ❤️

  2. This is SO good – and so easy! I made it for our first Book Club meeting last night, along with a few other things from this site, and everything was a big hit.

    Thanks – again.

  3. I made a large batch of this recipe for a family gathering and it was a big hit! Absolutely delicious!

  4. This is amazing! I just made it today on a whim based upon extra ingredients I have in the house, and I can’t stop raving. The fresh herbs and lemon zest are KEY. Passing this on.

  5. C’est une excellente recette, fraicheur garantie! Nous avons ajouté du porc grillé, c’est tout à fait délicieux et parfait pour un diner sur la terrasse! Merci Sylvia!

  6. This looks so great but my boyfriend doesn’t eat anything with truffle 🙁
    Do you have any suggestions for substitutions?

    1. I would just leave it out of his portion! ( just separate some out for him before adding the truffle oil).

  7. Looks beautiful – If I’m making without pasta, would you change anything in the recipe / instructions? Thank you!

  8. Dear Sylvia, I so admire your creatively original recipes, unique and beautiful photographs – well JUST EVERYTHING ! I am always looking forward to your posts here and Instagram. Thank you for all the inspiration!

  9. This looks so clean and fresh, a perfect summer lunch, I’m sure it would be fantastic with a chilled glass of riesling or sauvignon blanc too!

  10. This was wonderful. Made it last night as directed, except had to go with aragula (no pea vines) and had porcini oil on hand rather than truffle oil. And of course I opted for goat cheese! It was light and springy and fresh. We had it hot last night and the cold leftovers are delicious, too. Another seasonal, easy, healthy recipe from Sylvia.

    1. Ah thanks Susanna! Glad you enjoyed. I hope you try it again sometime with the truffle oil…it’s so good!

  11. Such a pretty pasta! I love all the vibrant green colour. And the addition of truffle oil too is such divine!

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