Avocado Pesto Pasta With Roasted Tomatoes & Microgreens Recipe

Avocado Pesto Pasta with Roasted Tomatoes & Microgreens Recipe

Microgreens are considered a functional food as they’re rich in important nutrients like vitamin C, zinc, iron, folate and vitamin A, and antioxidants that support optimal health and help prevent disease.

Serves: 4

GF, VG

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Avocado Pesto Pasta with Roasted Tomatoes & Microgreens Recipe

By: Lisa Guy

This pesto pasta is perfect for an easy, vegan mid-week meal. The addition of creamy avocado and sweet roasted tomatoes makes it a winner in every family!


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Recipe


Ingredients

  • 2 punnets vine-ripened tomatoes
  • 1 packet legume pasta, uncooked
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • ⅓ cup fresh basil leaves
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • ¼ cup grated parmesan
  • 1 large ripe avocado, pit removed
  • Pinch sea salt & pepper
  • Handful microgreens
  • 2 tbsp roughly chopped pumpkin seeds

Method


  • Preheat oven to 200ºC. Line a baking tray with baking paper.
  • Place tomatoes on the baking tray and bake for 30 mins until cooked through.
  • Cook pasta as per packet instructions.
  • Place garlic, basil, lemon juice, olive oil, parmesan, avocado, sea salt and pepper in a food processor and blend until well combined and creamy.
  • Toss sauce through pasta and then serve topped with microgreens and pumpkin seeds with roasted tomatoes.

  

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Lisa Guy

Lisa Guy

Lisa Guy is a respected Sydney-based naturopath, author and passionate foodie with 16 years of clinical experience. She runs a naturopathic clinic in Rose Bay called Art of Healing and is the founder of Bodhi Organic Tea.

Lisa is a great believer that good wholesome food is one of the greatest pleasures in life and the foundation of good health. Lisa encourages her clients to get back to eating what nature intended: good, clean, wholesome food that’s nutrient-rich and free from high levels of sugars, harmful fats, artificial additives and pesticides. Her aim is to change the way people eat, cook and think about food.

Lisa is an avid health writer, being a regular contributor to The Sunday Telegraph's Body and Soul, and leading magazines including WellBeing. Lisa is an author of five books to date, including My Goodness: all you need to know about children’s health and nutrition , Pregnancy Essentials, Heal Yourself, Listen to your Body and Healthy Skin Diet .

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