Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Posted by Mala at 1:00:00 AM 1 comment
Avocado is rich in mono saturated fats, due to which its texture is creamy and smooth. It reduces the risk of cardio vascular diseases, contains very small amounts of carbs, lot of fiber content, is packed with vitamins and minerals, high in antioxidants, aids in weight loss, reduces symptoms of arthritis, contains lot more potassium than a banana, lowers cholesterol and causes general health improvements.
This has been so beautifully incorporated with Farfalle pasta by my d-i-l, along with some other vegetables, and it turned out to be an awesome pasta. You can call this a salad too, not much of cooking was involved.

Farfalle pasta(whole wheat) - 3 cups, cooked in water and drained
Red bell pepper - 1
Yellow bell pepper - 1
Orange bell pepper - 1
Spring onions - a few 
Red kidney beans - 1 1/2 cups, soaked and cooked/1 can
Salt to taste

To grind to a smooth paste
Avocados - 2
Jalapeno peppers - 2
Lemon - 1(extract juice)
Cilantro - a handful
2-3 stalks of spring onion

Recipe Cuisine: International; Category: Lunch / Dinner
Prep time: 15 mts; Cooking time: 12 minutes to cook pasta

Serves 6

All vegetables getting washed well

Colored peppers cut thinly and placed in a bowl

Cooked and drained pasta

Red kidney beans added to the sliced peppers

All the above mentioned ingredients to be ground, loaded in the blender jar

Avocado flesh also scooped out, added, and all blended to a smooth puree

Blended paste added

Drained pasta also added, check and add some salt.

Mix well

Garnish with some Spring onion greens

Isn't it a very healthy Pasta, with no oil and no cheese???

Serve this nutritious pasta or salad, however you may call , with some baked Sweet potato fries, seasoned with some chilli powder and salt. D-i-l seasoned with some Cajun seasonings. You can add pepper powder too.

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* Any variety of pasta can be used for this dish.
*Any kind of beans can also be used.
*Green bell pepper can also be added.


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