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Avocados make salad dressings and ice creams super-creamy, so why not put them in a pasta sauce? It’s also a great way of using up overly ripe avocados. This is a super simple and speedy healthy recipe to make, nicely energy dense, ideal for consumption on a training day this month, whilst you’re hopefully continuing kickstarting your new year this month.

SERVES 4 | TOTAL COOK TIME – 25 mins

Per Serving  = 561 Cals | Fat 26g | Carbs 66g | Protein 17g

INGREDIENTS

  • fusilli 350g
  • garlic 2 cloves, peeled
  • baby spinach 200g
  • avocados 2 small ripe, halved and stoned
  • extra-virgin olive oil for drizzling
  • roasted cashews 30g, chopped
  • roasted almonds 30g, chopped
  • coriander a small bunch, chopped
  • limes 2
  • feta 50g, (optional)

METHOD

  1. Cook the fusilli in a large pan of boiling, salted water following pack instructions.
  2. Meanwhile, put the garlic and spinach in a blender with the avocado flesh. Add a drizzle of oil and season. Blitz a little, add a splash of the pasta cooking water and blitz until smooth. Leave the lid on the blender and put to one side.
  3. Put the chopped cashews, almonds and coriander in a bowl. Squeeze over the juice of 1 lime, season and drizzle with oil.
  4. Cut the other lime into wedges. Drain the pasta, reserving a cupful of the cooking water, and tip back into the pan, adding a few splashes of the water. Pour over the sauce and toss together, seasoning to taste.
  5. Divide between plates, spoon over the nut dressing, crumble over the feta (if using) and serve with lime wedges for squeezing over.

 

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