Whole Wheat Pasta Edamame Pesto and Peas is a great springy side dish to bring to a party, potluck, or to enjoy as a main dish!

Whole Wheat Pasta Edamame Pesto and Peas

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Friends, another yummy pasta dish, Whole Wheat Pasta Edamame Pesto and Peas, if you love edamame like we do! You can freeze it, or buy it fresh.

Whole Wheat Pasta Edamame Pesto and Peas

Whole Wheat Pasta Edamame Pesto and Peas

It also has fresh ingredients, like English peas, pesto, and chives! I love chives in springtime, in fact, we will miss them this year from our herb trough garden.

Whole Wheat Pasta Edamame Pesto and Peas

We also eat DeLallo’s whole wheat pasta. Did you know that the best pasta is cooked in salt and no oil? Funny, my mom always cooked spaghetti in oil, but I learned a few years back, no oil, just salt!

Whole Wheat Pasta Edamame Pesto and Peas

TIP: Undercook it by a minute or two, and you’ll have the perfect pasta.

I’ve been thinking about conversation, and why some folks are hestitant to host dinners in their home. Being fearful of conversation is common (worrying about what to say, certain topics (like politics or religion, ha!), being private, or not knowing what kind of questions to ask another person.

A good conversationalist

Getting to the heart of conversations is easyand it’s not. It takes discipline to honestly listen, and care about the person sitting next to you! It takes practice! It also takes good listening skills.

Many times in our travels, the people that we’ve met and dined with along the way, have proven to be endearing, sweet people and become new friends in our lives!

Sometimes it’s the things we have in common that draw us to people, and sometimes we have nothing at all in common, but we get drawn into their story, and then we become interested in their life.

I always want to be a good listener, even if I see things differently. Have you ever noticed the person that just belts out what they think, with no tact at all? It’s obnoxious, and rude, quite honestly.

Back to hospitality and sharing our hearts. We listen, and sometimes we have to keep our mouths shut, even when we disagree. My husband and I have done this many times. Mouth shut, listen, compassion rises … a relationship is born!

My two-cents for the day!

Enjoy this salad with a friend this week, and enjoy feasting together as a part of a getting to know each other more.

Oh, and serve with a hot loaf of crunchy bread!

Whole Wheat Pasta Edamame Pesto and Peas

Whole Wheat Pasta Edamame Pesto and Peas
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  • 1 16 oz. pkg whole wheat bow tie pasta, I used DeLallo Farfalle No. 87
  • 9 oz. almost 2 cups edamame
  • 1/3-1/2 cup pesto, depending on how much dressing you like
  • 6.7 oz. DeLallo sun dried peppers, or tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion
  • Fresh chives
  • Salt & pepper
  • 1 cup fresh Parmesan cheese


  • Cook pasta according to directions, but 1 minute less than cooking time (el dente). Drain and put in a large bowl.
  • Add edamame, pesto, sun dried peppers (or tomatoes), in the juice, red onions, fresh chives. Gently mix together. Salt and pepper to taste.
  • Add fresh Parmesan cheese; mix and serve!
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More spring/summer salads:

Summer Avocado Pasta Salad

Greek Pasta Salad

Arugula Pasta Salad

Edamame Pesto and Peas