Pasta & mixed peppers with walnut & lemon pesto

Pasta & mixed peppers with walnut & lemon pesto

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Ready in 40 minutes

Easy

Serves 3
A wheat-free main course, packed with peppers and nutty pesto

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten-free

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal696
  • fat40g
  • saturates8g
  • carbs74g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre5g
  • protein17g
  • salt2.7g
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Ingredients

For the walnut pesto

  • 25g walnut pieces

    Walnut

    wall-nut

    Walnuts are one of the most popular and versatile of all nuts. When picked young, they're…

  • 2 garlic clove, crushed
  • zest of 1 large lemon

    Lemon

    le-mon

    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

  • 25g fresh parsley

    Parsley

    par-slee

    One of the most ubiquitous herbs in British cookery, parsley is also popular in European and…

  • 4 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil

For the pasta

  • 2 small red onion, quartered and separated into pieces

    Onion

    un-yun

    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 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

    Pepper

    pepp-ah

    Sometimes called bell peppers or capsicums, these sweet, mild peppers come in variety of colours…

  • 50g vegetarian parmesan-style cheese, finely grated, plus extra shavings to serve

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.

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Comments (4)

daviesx4's picture
5

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
1

I didn't like the pesto and used basil pesto instead

emmasphere's picture
3

Nice but a little too garlicy for me!

notmum's picture
4

Easy to make and quite tasty.

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