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Asparagus, chilli & feta farfalle on a white plate

Asparagus, chilli & feta farfalle

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  • Easy
  • Serves 2

A simple, budget pasta dish with a touch of chilli, squeeze of lemon and fresh basil. Add a drizzle of oil and sprinkling of feta cheese to serve

  • Vegetarian
Nutrition: per serving
NutrientUnit
kcal656
fat28g
saturates6g
carbs73g
sugars4g
fibre9g
protein23g
salt0.6g
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Ingredients

  • 200g farfalle
  • 2 tbsp olive oil , plus extra to serve
  • 2 garlic cloves , finely chopped
  • 1 red chilli , finely chopped
  • 250g asparagus , woody ends trimmed, cut into small pieces
  • 1 lemon , zested and juiced
  • handful basil leaves
  • 30g pine nuts , toasted
  • 50g feta , crumbled

Method

  • STEP 1

    Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil. Tip in the pasta and cook for 1 min less than pack instructions.

  • STEP 2

    Meanwhile, heat the oil in a frying pan over a medium heat. Stir in the garlic, chilli and a pinch of salt, and fry for 1 min until fragrant. Add the asparagus and lemon zest, and cook for 4-5 mins until the asparagus is just tender.

  • STEP 3

    Drain the pasta and tip into the asparagus pan. Add the lemon juice, stir through the basil, grind over some black pepper, then divide between bowls. Top with the pine nuts, feta and a drizzle of oil to serve.

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Recipe from Good Food magazine, May 2017

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