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Linguine with roasted pumpkin and avocado pesto

Linguine with roasted pumpkin and avocado pesto recipe, bought to you by MiNDFOOD.

Linguine with roasted pumpkin and avocado pesto

Serves 4

150g pumpkin (squash), diced

½ teaspoon trocomare (herb salt)

300g linguine

200g baby spinach

1 red capsicum (pepper), roasted, peeled and cut into strips

175g asparagus, blanched and slice diagonally

100g baby button mushrooms

2 tablespoons lemon juice

1 tablespoon white balsamic vinegar

4 tablespoons avocado pesto

Preheat the oven to 200 degrees. Put the pumpkin on a paper lined baking tray, sprinkle with trocomare and roast for 25 minutes

Cook the pasta in a large pan of boiling water until al dente. Drain and place in a large bowl with the spinach, capsicum and asparagus.

Pan fry the button mushrooms with the lemon n juice, balsamic vinegar and a pinch of salt and pepper for about 1 minute, constantly stirring until the mushrooms are just tender. Add to the pasta with the pumpkin and mix together.

Add the pesto and stir through until the pasta is coated. Serve with more pesto on top if you like.

Per serve: Energy: 1449kj (346 Cals); Protein: 15 g; Total fat: 9g; Carbohydrate: 51 g; Fibre: 12 g; Sodium: 269 mg

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