Summer doesn't mean giving up pasta recipes. It does mean making light and bright recipes that are full of gorgeous Summer produce. And that is exactly what this orecchiette with peas and prosciutto does!
If you can find fresh peas, I highly recommend using them. But if all you can find are frozen, they'll work beautifully in this recipe, too! I love piling on ALL the fresh herbs -- basil and Italian leaf parsley are my favs!
And before you say, ummmmm, Lisa, I don't see any fresh herbs -- they got added after the photo and I totally spaced taking new pics! 😂 But, trust me, fresh herbs take this recipe to next level delicious!
You can also add asparagus, tomatoes, fresh corn -- there are so many combinations of fresh summer produce that work with this recipe.
This orecchiette with peas and prosciutto is gonna be your go to easy breezy and tasty Summer dinner!
If you're looking for light salads to go with this recipe check these out!