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250 South Northwest Hwy, Suite 320
Park Ridge, IL 60068

(847) 232-2828

Inspired by the History, Style & Romance of Italy.
Creating certified organic wine, balsamic vinegar & olive oil.


Winter Spaghetti with Lemon, Peas & Olive Oil

Morgan Shepard

Fresh lemon juice & zest bring an energizing fruitiness while shallots rich in vitamins B, C, iron & potassium offer a mild yet flavorful taste. Using equal parts Villa Gabriella Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil & cream, we added a cup of peas to this recipe for a delicious winter weather pasta dish. Serve as a 1st course or a side dish to broiled chicken breast or fish. Serves 4-6. 

Simple Ingredients

  • 1 pound of spaghetti
  • 4 tablespoons Villa Gabriella Organic Extra Virgin Olio Nuovo olive oil, plus extra to flavor
  • 1 cup of frozen peas
  • 1 medium shallot minced 3 tablespoons
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 2 teaspoons finely grated lemon zest & ¼ cup lemon juice-3 lemons
  • 1/2 cup fresh grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon sea salt & cracked pepper 

Easy Directions

  1. Cook frozen peas in salted water per package directions, drain & set aside.
  2. Bring 4 quarts of cold water to boil in a large covered pot or Dutch oven. Salt the water, add the pasta & cook until al dente, firm.
  3. Reserve 1 ¾ cup of cooking water, drain pasta into a colander, set aside.
  4. In the same pot, heat olive oil over medium heat, add shallots, cook until soft & translucent, about 2 minutes.
  5. Whisk 1 ½ cups of pasta cooking water & cream into pot.
  6. Add peas, simmer 3-5 minutes stirring gently.
  7. Remove pot from heat, return spaghetti to pot & stir completely coating the pasta.
  8. Stir in remaining 3 tablespoons of oil, lemon zest, lemon juice & cheese.    
  9. Season with salt & pepper to taste
  10. Serve & enjoy with Villa Graziella artisan crafted Toscano Bianco white wine made with organic grapes.

Tip: Let the pasta mixed with sauce stand covered for 3-5 minutes allowing the sauce to thicken & the flavors to fully blend.

Tried, Tasted & True!

At Villa Gabriella Organic our team tries & tastes every recipe we feature.  While we love to share our family recipes & those of talented home cooks & chefs, sometimes we adapt them so they are even easier to make. As with our products, our goal is for you to have a healthy & delicious experience using Villa Gabriella recipes. So try them out in your kitchen, feel free to tweak them & please tell us what you think. We welcome your comments & feedback!