Avocado and pasta salad Recipe

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  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

serves:

4

Skill:

easy

5-a-day:

1

Prep:

10 min

Cooking:

15 min

Nutrition per portion

RDA
Calories 486 kCal 24%
Fat 32g 46%
  -  Saturates Arrayg 0%

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

Ingredients

  • 200g penne pasta
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  • ½
  •  clove garlic
  • 1 large red chilli
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  • ½
  •  red onion
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  • ½
  • tsp 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

Method

  • Cook the pasta according to the packet instructions. Strain and place under running water until completely cold. Drain well.

  • Crush the garlic, with a little salt and place into a small mixing bowl.

  • Finely chop the red chilli and red onion and add to the garlic, season with pepper.

  • Spoon in the mustard, vinegar, lime zest and juice and flaxseed, mix well with a whisk.

  • Pour in the hempseed oil and whisk again.

  • Cut the avocado into two and remove the stone. Using a dessert spoon scoop out, throw away

  • the skin. Cut the avocado into large chucks and place in the dressing to avoid discolouring.

  • Mix the pasta and avocado together with the dressing, season to taste and serve with a tomato salad.

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