Rita's Oil-Free Pistou Pasta
From the 'Vegan in 7' cookbook
  • 400g short pasta
  • 300g french beans, cut in half or into thirds
  • 1 head of broccoli, cut into small florets
  • 2 large bunches of basil (each 75g), roughly chopped
  • ΒΌ avocado
  • 4–6 garlic cloves, chopped
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tsp salt
  1. Cook the pasta according to the packet instructions in plenty of boiling water. Bring another pan of water to the boil and add the french beans for 7–8 minutes, and put the lid on. Add the broccoli after 3–4 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, make the pistou. Put the basil, avocado, garlic, lemon juice and 1 tsp salt in a blender or food processor and add about 60ml of water. Process until smooth. Add some more water, 1 tbsp at a time, if needed.
  3. Drain the pasta and reserve 2 tbsp of the cooking water. Combine the pasta with the vegetables, pistou and reserved cooking water (to make the pasta creamier) and mix to evenly coat. Serve immediately.
Recipe by to her core at https://tohercore.com/ritas-oil-free-pistou-pasta/