Spelt Spaghetti with Petit Pois and Prawns

Spelt Spaghetti with Peas and Prawns

To satisfy my curiosity (or in other words my obsession with pasta) I had to try wholegrain spelt spaghetti when I saw it on the shelves of my local supermarket. Containing twice the fibre of regular pasta, I thought it was worth a try for the health benefits alone. I’ve teamed the spelt spaghetti with king prawns and sweet petit pois. The dish is flavoured with fiery chilli flakes, zingy fresh lemon and extra virgin olive oil. It’s a really light summery dish that I’ll be eating lots more of in the warmer months to come.

Spelt spaghetti with peas and prawns

Ingredients (Serves 1 easily doubled)

100g wholegrain spelt spaghetti
75g frozen petit pois or garden peas
90g cooked king prawns
1/2 lemon (juice and zest)
1/8 teaspoon chilli flakes
Sea salt and black pepper
1/2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil


1. In a large saucepan of salted boiling water cook the spelt spaghetti and petit pois until the spaghetti is al dente.

2. Reserve a small cup of the cooking water and then drain. Return the spaghetti and petit pois back to the pan.

3. Stir in the lemon zest, lemon juice, chilli flakes, king prawns, extra virgin olive oil and a splash of the spaghetti cooking water. Season with salt and pepper, then stir again. Serve immediately.

Spelt Spaghetti with Peas and Prawns

Spelt spaghetti with peas and prawns

If you regularly buy wholewheat pasta, you’ll be familiar with the nutty taste it has, I would say the same of spelt spaghetti so for me it’s an easy substitution to make. I definitely recommend you try it for yourself. Do bear in mind it is not gluten free and if you are want other spelt pasta shapes the best place to find them are in health food shops.

Until next time.


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23 thoughts on “Spelt Spaghetti with Petit Pois and Prawns

  1. sarahhillwheeler says:

    Looks lovely…I will have to look out for the wholemeal spelt when I go into Town (pushed here to get wholemeal bread!). Love the use of the chilli flakes. I am not a big prawn lover, but reckon this would also work really well with flaked salmon or a cured ham. Very summery!

    • Julie says:

      Thank you Sarah, I love the sound of salmon in this dish that’s something I’ll try. Wholegrain spelt spaghetti is stocked in Sainsbury’s and in Holland & Barrett. I have to admit I’ve not looked for it anywhere else.

    • Julie says:

      Oh no. I bought my wholegrain spelt spaghetti from Sainsbury’s so try there. It’s stocked next to the regular spaghetti. Alternatively, Holland & Barrett sell wholegrain spelt penne and spaghetti too. Hope that helps.

  2. Lindsay says:

    Two of my favorite things: spaghetti and shrimp. I have to say, I’ve tried many healthy pasta options and I’ve never found one I’ve liked. Perhaps I should give the spelt spaghetti a try.

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