Pasta & mixed peppers with walnut & lemon pesto

Pasta & mixed peppers with walnut & lemon pesto

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Cooking time

Ready in 40 minutes

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 3

A wheat-free main course, packed with peppers and nutty pesto

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten-free
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
696
protein
17g
carbs
74g
fat
40g
saturates
8g
fibre
5g
sugar
0g
salt
2.7g

Ingredients

For the walnut pesto

  • 25g walnut pieces
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • zest of 1 large lemon
  • 25g fresh parsley
  • 4 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil

For the pasta

  • 2 small red onions, quartered and separated into pieces
  • 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 250ml pack wheat-free pasta (we used Orgran rice and corn pasta)
  • 250G jar mixed pepper antipasto, drained and sliced
  • 50g vegetarian parmesan-style cheese, finely grated, plus extra shavings to serve

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Method

  1. Make the pesto. Put the walnuts, garlic and lemon zest in a food processor and whizz until finely chopped. Add the parsley, then drizzle the oil down the feed tube and whizz to combine everything together. Season to taste.
  2. Preheat the grill to high. Tip the onions into a grill pan, sprinkle with 1 tbsp oil, then toss to coat. Arrange them in a single layer and grill for 6-8 minutes until lightly charred.
  3. Meanwhile, cook the pasta according to the pack instructions until just tender – it won’t swell as much as wheat pasta, so taste a piece to check that it’s just tender.
  4. Drain the pasta in a colander. Tip the pesto, onions and peppers into the pasta pan and put back on the heat. Stir for a few moments, then add the pasta and then the cheese. Season and serve straight away, scattered with the cheese shavings.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, February 2003

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daviesx4's picture
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It worked for me and ticked all the right boxes....I loved the flavours in this dish, easy to put together for a quick work night supper.

danielhatfield's picture
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I didn't like the pesto and used basil pesto instead

emmasphere's picture
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Nice but a little too garlicy for me!

notmum's picture
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Easy to make and quite tasty.

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