Creamy sweetcorn and Tajín pasta

Creamy sweetcorn and Tajín pasta

This budget recipe is the storecupbard saviour you didn’t know you needed but will always come back to. Tajín is a Mexican seasoning that combines lime and chilli, and when paired with sweetcorn it makes a wonderful sauce for pasta. Did we mention it’s also ready in 15 minutes and needs just 5 ingredients?

Creamy sweetcorn and Tajín pasta

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  • Serves icon Serves 2
  • Time icon Hands-on time 15 min

This budget recipe is the storecupbard saviour you didn’t know you needed but will always come back to. Tajín is a Mexican seasoning that combines lime and chilli, and when paired with sweetcorn it makes a wonderful sauce for pasta. Did we mention it’s also ready in 15 minutes and needs just 5 ingredients?

When time is of the essence and you need quick dinners, check out our 15-minute meals collection.

Nutrition: per serving

Calories
420kcals
Fat
4.8g (1.1g saturated)
Protein
14g
Carbohydrates
76g (15g sugars)
Fibre
8.7g
Salt
0.2g

Ingredients

  • 150g dried fusilli (or similar)
  • 325g can sweetcorn, drained
  • 1 shallot, roughly chopped
  • 2 tbsp whole milk or dairy-free alternative
  • 1 tsp Tajín seasoning, plus extra to serve
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Method

  1. Cook the pasta in a large pan of salted water for 2 minutes less than the pack instructions or until al dente.
  2. Meanwhile, put half of the sweetcorn in a blender with the shallot, milk, Tajín and a pinch of salt. Whizz until smooth.
  3. Drain the pasta, reserving a mugful of the cooking water. Tip the pasta back into the pan and put over a medium heat. Add the blended corn mixture plus the rest of the corn and a glug of the cooking water. Stir together quickly to combine and coat the pasta, adding more of the water if needed. Serve with a sprinkling of extra Tajín on top.

Nutrition

Nutrition: per serving
Calories
420kcals
Fat
4.8g (1.1g saturated)
Protein
14g
Carbohydrates
76g (15g sugars)
Fibre
8.7g
Salt
0.2g

delicious. tips

  1. Tajín is available online (at Amazon and elsewhere) or Waitrose sell a similar ‘Mexican Style Seasoning’ in their Cooks’ Ingredients range.

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