My lawn has exploded…
Exploded with dandelions…
And I couldn’t be more excited.
They may be seen as weeds…
But they’re actually delish!
I love to pair them up with a pasta.
Then my aunt mentioned her quick go to pasta was with turkey bacon and peas….
Hmmm, sounds like a match made in heaven!
This is a delicious and quick dish that’s good for you and tastes great!
The boys loved the sweetness of the peas and I love the smoky turkey bacon and whole wheat pasta.
Make a big batch and keep it in the fridge…
Makes a great quick lunch with a salad!
WHAT YOU NEED:
1 box whole wheat pasta (I like fusilli)
1 t extra virgin olive oil
4 slices organic turkey bacon (We use Applewood Farms)
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 cup english peas (you could use frozen, I had fresh on hand)
1 bunch dandelion greens
1 cup of pasta water (if necessary)
WHAT TO DO:
Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Season with salt. Add your pasta and cook to al dente according to package instructions. When you have about 2 minutes left to cook grab a cup of the cooking water and set aside.
While the pasta cooks, heat a large saucepan over medium high heat. Add in your olive oil and then toss in your bacon. Cook til crisp, about 7-8 minutes. Toss in your garlic and let cook for another minute. Add in peas and dandelion greens, and season with S&P. Let the sauce simmer for a few minutes and then add in your pasta water.
Drain your pasta and toss in the sauce. Sprinkle with freshly grated parmesan cheese and serve.