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Sugar snap peas are on my weekly grocery list. A fairly new to me vegetable, I just can’t get enough of them. My favorite way to cook them are roasted in the oven or air fryer; however, I saved a few for this spring vegetable-inspired veggie.
This dish is enormous once you add all the veggies, so be sure to find a big bowl. The addition of the lemon juice and lemon zest adds such a bright surprise flavors to the carbonara dish I’ve enjoyed over the years. I hope you love this one as much as I do.
Lemony Spring Vegetable Carbonara
1 package Jenny Craig Classic Chicken Carbonara
3 tsp. fresh lemon juice (about 1/2 lemon)
1/2 – 3/4 tsp. lemon zest + extra for garnish
1 Tbsp. shredded basil + extra for garnish
1/4 cup sweet onion, sliced
1 tsp. minced garlic
1 cup chopped asparagus
15 sugar snap peas, chopped
1/3 cup red bell pepper strips
1 Tbsp. green onion, sliced
1. Cook the Jenny Craig Classic Carbonara in the microwave, per the package instructions.
2. Prepare a skillet with cooking spray. Add asparagus, sweet onion, red bell pepper, green onion, garlic, and sugar snap peas. Cook at medium heat for about 5 minutes, stirring frequently to avoid burning.
3. Add pasta to the skillet, stirring to combine. Add lemon juice, lemon zest, and basil, cooking for 1 minute before removing from heat.
4. Move to a large bowl, and top with extra basil ribbons and lemon zest for garnish.
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