Avocado & smoked salmon spelt spaghetti

Avocado & smoked salmon spelt spaghetti

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(8 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 10 mins

Easy

Serves 2

Spelt pasta lends this dish a lovely nutty flavour and is higher in fibre than regular pasta. Complete with smoked salmon and avocado tossed with lemon and parsley

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal501
  • fat31g
  • saturates6g
  • carbs32g
  • sugars2g
  • fibre8g
  • protein19g
  • salt1.5g
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Ingredients

  • 200g spelt spaghetti
  • 1 ripe avocado, stoned and peeled
    Avocado

    Avocado

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    Although it's technically a fruit, the mild-flavoured avocado is used as a vegetable. Native…

  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 small bunch parsley
    Parsley

    Parsley

    par-slee

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

  • 1 lemon
    Lemon

    Lemon

    le-mon

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

  • 100g smoked salmon trimmings, sliced into strips

Method

  1. Cook the spaghetti in boiling salted water following pack instructions. Meanwhile, put the avocado in a food processor along with the oil, garlic, half the parsley, a good squeeze of lemon and a large pinch of seasoning.

  2. When the pasta is cooked, reserve 100ml of the cooking water and drain. Toss the avocado sauce through the pasta with the salmon and the reserved cooking water. Season with lots of black pepper and another squeeze of lemon, to taste. Chop the remaining parsley and stir through to serve.

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paula1979
24th Apr, 2017
3.8
Very nice simple tasty dish. I would say go easy on the garlic and lemon as they can over power everything else, and have the heat on under the pan when you toss it altogether as it goes cold quickly.
maartjevdm
22nd Mar, 2017
3.8
I made this for one person so I used 70 gr spelt pasta and halve an avocado. I kept all other ingredients the same. I also added 100 Gr of cherry tomatoes and 2 tbsp of toasted pine nuts. I used one extra clove of garlic which I fried together with the tomatoes in a little olive oil. I added the salmon gave it a couple of stirs and while still on a minor heat I then added the pasta, avocadosauce, and the cooking water. Finally I stirred in the pine nuts. I served it with the lemon on the side and sprinkled some on everyone once in a while. I feel adding the tomatoes really lifted the dish. Without them it would have been a bit to heavy and salty for me. The pine nuts were overpowered by the other flavours. Not sure either if the spelt pasta made that much of a difference. I'm sure regular spaghetti will be fine as well.
MissMettie
16th Jan, 2017
5.05
Just had this for dinner and already looking forward to having it again tomorrow. This will go on the list of my favourite recipes. Being quick and easy to make just makes it even better.
gem1979
31st Dec, 2016
5.05
Very quick and tasty. Just had this for lunch and sure we'll be making it again.
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Meredith0908
19th Oct, 2016
5.05
Loved this recipe, so delicious and quick! I often find myself adapting recipes but I wouldn't change a thing for this one.
dishymummy
27th Apr, 2016
5.05
I really like this recipe, love all the ingredients, tastes so good and is healthy to boot! Don't forget to reserve the pasta water as it is needed to loosen the avocado mix. I also love spelt spaghetti but have only been able to find it in Sainsbury's where we live. Wish Tesco and Asda would stock it!
Dermide
1st Apr, 2016
5.05
Really tasty, very quick and easy. My new favourite quick-make.
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