We all know those days when there’s nor wish neither time to cook something decent for lunch or dinner. In such moments most of us usually tend to eat some processed food that obviously is not good for our health. To help you keep your daily menu healthy even in moments when there’s no time for anything, I have a quick recipe for you! A delicious and healthy 10-minute vegan pasta dish with arugula and green peas. For the creamy sauce you’ll need only 2 ingredients plus water and salt. And the only other thing, apart from preparing the sauce, that you’ll need to do is to boil pasta. It doesn’t get easier than that!
What are those two ingredients for the creamy sauce, you might ask. Well, for even bigger satisfaction I can reveal that both products – rocket salad, known also as arugula and rucola, and canned or cooked green peas – are quite easy to get in basically any food store. So to prepare this recipe you won’t need to search for something unusual. And the best part is that all the ingredients in this recipe usually are also very cheap. So basically, it’s the perfect way how to eat vegan on a tight budget. And if you like this recipe, try also my crunchy vegan pasta dish or my vegan spinach pesto recipe!
Nutritional value of arugula in healthy 10-minute vegan pasta dish with arugula and green peas
The flavor of rocket salad is easily recognizable. It has a zesty and a bit spicy flavor. It fits perfectly to this recipe since green peas instead have very mild, even a bit sweet flavor. So the combination of both is very pleasant. Rocket salad is very rich in vitamins K and A. Besides that, it contains also decent amount of vitamins C and B9 and such minerals as iron, calcium, manganese and magnesium. The best part is the fact that you get all the nutrients since in this recipe you consume the rocket salad raw. By the way, the aforementioned concentration of vitamin K in 100 g of arugula is around 90% of the recommended daily dose. So, it means that just with one serving of this dish you can get almost half of the necessary vitamin K per day.
Nutritional value of green peas in healthy 10-minute vegan pasta dish with arugula and green peas
Also canned or cooked green peas contain nutrients that are necessary for our body not only to live but also to thrive. Despite the fact that canned or cooked green peas lose part of the valuable nutrients during the processing, also cooked or canned they still contain iron, calcium and vitamins A and C. So basically, the combination of green peas and rocket salad is a great way how to boost your immune system. Besides that, to make this dish even healthier, I advise you to choose whole grain pasta. Apart from the health benefits it also has a richer flavor.
Also my bunny boy Specky appreciates arugula. When he feels that I’m using it, he’s right there beside me patiently waiting that some small piece will go his way. Well, ok… during the photo shoot he was not that patient. Instead, once his tiny nosy smelled the arugula, he went for it as a small fluffy bulldozer!
If also you like rocket salad a lot or even better – if you have never tried it before, this is your chance to do that! Collect the necessary ingredients to create a delicious vegan dish in just 10 minutes! I’m sure you’ll be satisfied with this healthy 10-minute vegan pasta dish with arugula and green peas. It really is:
easy to make
- rich in valuable nutrients
- perfect for busy or lazy days
- mildly spicy
- and simply yummy!
Let me know, if you try this recipe! Leave a comment or even more – make Specky happy! Snap a picture of your masterpiece and post it on Instagram or Facebook by tagging @bunnymommycooks. And feel free to let your animal family members join in the picture!