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Healthy Pasta Primavera

Yields4 ServingsPrep Time10 minsCook Time20 minsTotal Time30 mins

Spaghetti dish full of broad beans, leeks & asparagus tips. Make the most of spring greens with vibrant, filling pasta recipe.

 75 g young broad beans (use frozen if you can't get fresh)
 100 g 2 Packs asparagus tips
 170 g Peas (use frozen if you can't get fresh)
 350 g Spaghetti or tagliatelle
 175 g Pack baby leeks, trimmed and sliced
 1 tbsp Olive oil, plus extra to serve
 1 tbsp Butter
 200 ml Tub fromage frais or creme fraiche
 Handful fresh chopped herbs (we used mint, parsley and chives)
 Parmesan (or vegetarian alternative), shaved, to serve

Bring a pan of salted water to the boil and put a steamer (or colander) over the water. Steam the beans, asparagus and peas until just tender, then set aside. Boil the pasta following pack instructions.


Meanwhile, fry the leeks gently in the oil and butter for 5 mins or until soft. Add the fromage frais to the leeks and very gently warm through, stirring constantly to ensure it doesn’t split. Add the herbs and steamed vegetables with a splash of pasta water to loosen.


Drain the pasta and stir into the sauce. Adjust the seasoning, then serve scattered with the cheese and drizzled with a little extra olive oil.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 4

Servings 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 476Calories from Fat 476
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g14%
Sodium 0.1mg1%
Total Carbohydrate 74g25%

Sugars 6g
Protein 20g40%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.