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Avocado pasta salad

Simple pasta salad recipe

4

Serves

10 mins

Prep Time

5 mins

Cook Time

The 5+ A Day Charitable Trust

Recipe author

The 5+ A Day Charitable Trust

This is a great salad to help use up the glut of avocados when they're in the season. Super creamy, we love the vibrant green colour as a way to get extra vegetables in.

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Ingredients

Salad

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400g wholemeal pasta

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1 avocado

roughly chopped

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1/2 cup basil leaves

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250g cherry tomatoes

halved

Dressing

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1 avocado

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1 tablespoon lemon juice

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1 garlic clove

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1 cup basil leaves

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3 cups baby spinach

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1/4 tsp salt

Method

To Boil Pasta

To Make Pesto

To Assemble

1

Add 4 cups of water to a large pot and bring to boil.

2

Add a pinch of salt and the pasta.

3

Stir gently.

4

Cook for 5-7 minutes or until the pasta is soft.

5

Remove from heat and drain the water.

Nutrition Information per Serving (874g)

This dish is packed with iron, zinc and vitamin B12 contributing to immunity and energy levels.

Energy

3027kJ (723 kcal)

Protein

50.4g

Total Fat

42.2g

Saturated Fat

19.5g

Carbs

30.7g

Dietary Fibre

g

Sodium

490mg

Iron

8.5mg

Zinc

8.9mg

Vitamin B12

2.8µg