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Lighter Ravioli Italian Style

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Serves 4

Ravioli Pasta with a simple homemade Pesto sauce accompanied with tomatoes and mushrooms. A lighter but filling alternative pasta dish for lunch or dinner.

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  • 500g Ravioli
  • 3-4 Fresh Tomatoes
  • 250g Mushrooms (Chestnut)
  • 1 Potted Fresh Basil or Two Packs of pre-packed Pesto
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • About 2 handfuls of Grated Cheese (depending on preference) - can be cheese of choice but preferably Emmental, Gruyere or Parmesan
  • EXTRA TO SERVE (Optional)
  • Rocket Salad
  • Grated Cheese


    1. PESTO: Blend all Basil leaves in a blender until finely chopped. Add olive oil and cheese & blend some more.
    2. PASTA: Cook pasta in lightly salted boiling water for appropriate time (usually 2-3 mins)
    3. Whilst water is boiling, quarter or quarter and quarter again the tomatoes and place in frying pan. Fry on fairly high heat for 1-2 mins.
    4. Thickly slice or quarter the Mushrooms and add to tomatoes, frying on high heat until mushrooms are fairly soft. (If mushrooms are cooked before pasta is cooked then remove from heat as they will continue to shrink even when removed from the heat)
    5. Drain the cooked pasta and add to the mushrooms and tomatoes in the frying pan. Then also add the Pesto sauce.
    6. Mix well until all combined and hot. Serve with rocket salad and some grated cheese (optional).

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