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Courgetti Pesto Recipe With Pea and Artichoke Salad

Courgetti, pea and artichoke salad with pistachio pesto

Published: July 4, 2016 at 8:45 am
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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
  • Easy
  • Serves 2

This recipe for courgetti, pea and artichoke salad with pistachio pesto is vegan, low calorie, gluten free and ready in just 20 minutes

  • Gluten free
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
Nutrition:
HighlightNutrientUnit
low inkcal277
fat17.5g
saturates2.2g
carbs13.2g
sugars6.9g
fibre9.9g
protein11.7g
salt1.4g
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Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp shelled pistachios, toasted
  • a bunch basil, leaves picked
  • 1 small clove garlic, crushed
  • ½ lemon, zested and juiced
  • olive oil
  • 2 courgettes, trimmed
  • 100g fresh or frozen peas (defrosted)
  • 6 artichoke hearts from jar, sliced
  • rocket or salad leaves

Method

  • STEP 1

    Put half the pistachios, all the basil leaves, garlic, lemon juice and zest and whizz to a paste in a small blender. Add 1 tsp oil, and season. Loosen with more lemon juice or water if you need to, to make a pesto.

  • STEP 2

    Put the courgettes through a spiralizer, or peel into long, thin ribbons with a veg peeler, then cut into thin strips. Put into a bowl with the peas, artichokes and rocket. Chop the remaining pistachios and add to the bowl. Pour over the pesto and toss with the salad. Pile onto plates.

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