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%
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  • 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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