Avocado and pasta salad

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Avocado and pasta salad
Avocado and pasta salad
  • Serves: 4

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  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Mid-price

Avocados are packed full of essential nutrients and really good for the skin, delicious in this zesty, tangy and healthy pasta salad.


  • 200g penne pasta
  • ½ clove garlic
  • 1 large red chilli
  • ½ red onion
  • ½tsp Dijon mustard
  • 20ml sherry vinegar
  • 2 limes, zested and juiced
  • 100ml hemp seed oil
  • 1tbsp crushed flaxseed
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • Handful of fresh basil leaves
  • Flaked natural sea salt (optional)
  • Freshly ground black pepper


  1. Cook the pasta according to the packet instructions. Strain and place under running water until completely cold. Drain well.
  2. Crush the garlic, with a little salt and place into a small mixing bowl.
  3. Finely chop the red chilli and red onion and add to the garlic, season with pepper.
  4. Spoon in the mustard, vinegar, lime zest and juice and flaxseed, mix well with a whisk.
  5. Pour in the hempseed oil and whisk again.
  6. Cut the avocado into two and remove the stone. Using a dessert spoon scoop out, throw away
  7. the skin. Cut the avocado into large chucks and place in the dressing to avoid discolouring.
  8. Mix the pasta and avocado together with the dressing, season to taste and serve with a tomato salad.

Simon Boyle is a chef and founder of Beyond Boyle

Nutritional information per portion

  • Low
  • Med
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  • Calories 486(kcal)
  • Fat 32.0g

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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