Recipe: Tagliatelle with homemade asparagus sauce

This is a super scrummy light dish and this recipe is based on a serving for 2 people

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Ingredients:

175g asparagus

1 garlic clove

160g tagilatelle

100ml double cream

zest of 1 lemon

Basil leaves (to serve)

 

Method:

  1. Cut off the asparagus tips and save for later, chop the remaining asparagus finely and boil for 3 minutes with the garlic clove
  2. Blend in a food processor or nutribullet till a sauce is formed
  3. Boil the tagliatelle and asparagus tips together for 3-4 minutes until al dente
  4. At the same time pour the double cream and asparagus sauce into a separate saucepan and mix together heating through (be sure not to let it boil)
  5. Combine tagliatelle with the sauce and the lemon zest
  6. Serve
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Recipe: Pasta with Homemade Walnut & Lemon Pesto and Peppers

I absoloutely love Italian food so rustled up this yummy pasta dish for dinner. I used my Nutribullets milling blade in order to make the pesto but this can be done with a food processor if you have one.

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This recipe will serve two people 🙂

Ingredients:

Pesto

> 25g walnut pieces

> 2 garlic cloves

> a handful of fresh parsley

> 4 tbsp olive oil

> zest of one lemon

Pasta

> 1 small red onion

> 1 tbsp olive oil

> 140g wholewheat pasta

> 250g mixed pepper antipasto (drained)

> 50g parmesan

Method:

Put the walnuts, garlic and lemon zest into the nutribullet until fully blended. Then add the parsley and oil and reblend.

Quarter and seperate the onion and heat olive oil in a frying pan (cook until they are nicely brown).

Cook the pasta according to the instructions on the packet.

Drain pasta and add the pesto, onions and peppers.

Stir well and then add the parmesan.

Serve