Super green pasta

Super green pasta
  • Serves icon Serves 6
  • Time icon Hands-on time 20 min

Who knew that a pot of houmous could make such a fabulous, quick and creamy pasta sauce? We did. Whizz all the ingredients together until silky smooth, then stir through penne pasta for an easy midweek meal.

Nutrition: per serving

Calories
500kcals
Fat
18g (4.4g saturated)
Protein
15g
Carbohydrates
65.6g (3.2g sugars)
Fibre
8.9g
Salt
0.3g
Calories
500kcals
Fat
18g (4.4g saturated)
Protein
15g
Carbohydrates
65.6g (3.2g sugars)
Fibre
8.9g
Salt
0.3g

Ingredients

  • 500g penne pasta
  • 200g pot of houmous
  • 1 avocado, roughly chopped
  • 1 courgette, roughly chopped
  • 200ml light coconut milk
  • 100g defrosted frozen peas
  • Finely grated zest and juice of ½ lemon
  • The leaves of 5-6 fresh mint sprigs
  • Extra squeeze of lemon, lemon zest, black pepper, a few torn mint leaves and sea salt flakes, to serve

Method

  1. Cook the pasta according to the pack instructions. Put a the houmous,
    avocado, courgette, coconut milk, peas, the finely grated zest and juice of ½ lemon, the leaves of 5-6 fresh mint sprigs and plenty of salt and pepper in a blender. Whizz until completely smooth and bright green.
  2. Once cooked, drain the pasta, return to the pan and toss with the avocado sauce over a medium heat until well coated (but don’t heat too much – think of it as a saucy pesto). Taste, then add an extra squeeze of lemon, if needed. Sprinkle over a little lemon zest, some black pepper, a few torn mint leaves and some sea salt flakes to serve.

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