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Light & Creamy Summer Pasta

Cooking method:

Blender
  • Prep time: 5 mins
  • Total time: 15 mins
  • Skill easy
  • Serves 4 people

Light & Creamy Summer Pasta

Who doesn’t love a pasta salad on a warm day? This pasta has the most deliciously light dressing made with avocado and lemon and is served with sautéed vegetables that add an extra layer of freshness and texture to the dish. Serve as it is or with grilled fish, vegetarian sausages or as a BBQ/picnic dish.

Ingredients

  • 200g (approx) pasta for 4 people
  • 1 courgette
  • 250g asparagus
  • 2 cloves of garlic

For the dressing

  • 1/2 avocado
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp fresh chopped basil
  • A pinch salt

Cooking mode

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Method

  • Step 1

    Cook pasta according to packet instructions.

  • Step 2

    Chop the courgette.

  • Step 3

    Add 1 tbsp olive oil to a frying pan over a medium heat and allow to warm before adding the chopped courgette, asparagus tips and crushed garlic cloves. Sauté for 6-9 minutes or until the vegetables are cooked.

  • Step 4

    To make the dressing, simply add all the ingredients to a blender and blitz until smooth.

  • Step 5

    Combine the pasta with the cooked vegetables and stir in the creamy dressing. Top with fresh basil before serving.