Supergreen Pesto Pasta with Quorn Pieces
This warm pesto pasta salad with Quorn Pieces packs a real flavour punch. Serve it as a vibrant side at BBQ’S and summer dinners or as a light lunch main. The pesto can be stirred through pasta, drizzled into soups and even used spread on sandwiches and bruschetta. Why not make double and freeze half?
A Little Effort
- 350g Quorn Pieces
- 200g Orzo pasta
- 10g basil leaves
- 10g flat leaf parsley leaves
- 10g coriander leaves
- 50g pine nuts, toasted
- 2 cloves garlic
- 75ml olive oil
- Salt and pepper
- 100g fine asparagus
- 100g sugar snap peas
- 1 courgette, thinly sliced
- 1 avocado, sliced
- 1 tbsp. pine nuts, toasted
- a handful of pea shoots
- To make the pesto, place the basil, parsley, coriander, pine nuts, garlic and olive oil into a food processor. Add one tablespoon of water and blitz to combine and season to taste with salt and pepper.
- Place the Quorn Pieces into a bowl and pour over the pesto. Cover and leave to marinate whilst you prepare the remaining salad ingredients.
- Bring a pan of salted water to the boil. Add the orzo and boil for 12 minutes or until tender. Drain and rinse under cold water to cool. Set to one side.
- Bring a second pan of salted water to the boil. Add the asparagus and sugar snap peas, blanch for 2 minutes, drain and cool under cold water.
- Add the cooled orzo to the Quorn Pieces and toss to coat in the pesto.
- Add the asparagus, sugar snap peas, sliced courgette and avocado to the bowl and gently toss to combine.
- Spoon into a serving bowl and garnish with pine nuts and pea shoots.
Why not make double quantities of the pesto and freeze half?
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