Follow the cooking instructions on the pasta packaging. Add the peas to the boiling water when the pasta is added.
After the pasta and peas have been drained, add the oil, salt, and black pepper. Stir until the pasta is coated with the oil and seasoning. Let the pasta cool.
While the pasta is cooling, chop the bell peppers into ½ inch pieces. Also finely chop the parsley.
Add the bell peppers and parsley to the cooled pasta and peas. Toss to mix.
Any type of pasta can be substituted for red lentil pasta. The benefit of a lentil based pasta is that it brings protein to the dish. If substituting dried parsley for fresh, use 5 tsp of dried parsley.
This dish is great to take on a picnic or a hike. It is also a makes a great protein rich meal to take on flights
Squeeze a ¼ tsp of fresh lemon juice over each serving to brighten the dish.
Serve with slices of fresh garden tomatoes.
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