Tomato penne with avocado

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Preparation and cooking time

  • Prep:10 mins
  • Cook:20 mins
  • Easy
  • Serves 2

Get all five of your 5-a-day in this mildly spiced, healthy pasta dish. It’s rich in iron, fibre and vitamin C as well as being low-fat and low-calorie

Nutrient Unit
kcal 495
fat 15g
saturates 3g
carbs 65g
sugars 26g
fibre 18g
protein 15g
salt 0.4g

Ingredients

  • 100g wholemeal penne
  • 1 tsp rapeseed oil
  • 1 large onion, sliced, plus 1 tbsp finely chopped
  • 1 orange pepper, deseeded and cut into chunks
  • 2 garlic cloves, grated
  • 2 tsp mild chilli powder
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • ½ tsp cumin seeds
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 196g can sweetcorn in water
  • 1 tsp vegetable bouillon powder
  • 1 avocado, stoned and chopped
  • 1/2 lime, zest and juice
  • handful coriander, chopped, plus extra to serve

Method

  • STEP 1

Cook the pasta in salted water for 10-12 mins until al dente. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a medium pan. Add the sliced onion and pepper and fry, stirring frequently for 10 mins until golden. Stir in the garlic and spices, then tip in the tomatoes, half a can of water, the corn and bouillon. Cover and simmer for 15 mins.

  • STEP 2

Meanwhile, toss the avocado with the lime juice and zest, and the finely chopped onion.

  • STEP 3

Drain the penne and toss into the sauce with the coriander. Spoon the pasta into bowls, top with the avocado and scatter over the coriander leaves.

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