Pasta, avocado and minty beans salad recipe

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This salad is perfect on a hot summers day, it's light and refreshing and takes little time to create!

  • Low-fat
Serves4
SkillEasy
Preparation Time10 mins
Cooking Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Cost RangeCheap

This salad is perfect on a hot summers day, it's light and refreshing and takes little time to create!

Our guide on how to prepare and cook broad beans will make this recipe even easier!

Ingredients

  • 150g frozen broad beans
  • 150g frozen edamame soya beans
  • 600g pasta
  • 4tbsp extra virgin olive oil or avocado oil
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Handful mint leaves removed & roughly chopped
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 avocado, halved, stoned, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 200g Greek feta, crumbled.

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Method

  1. Bring two pans of water to the boil.
  2. Add the edamame and broad beans to one of the pans, cook for 5 mins, then drain in a colander. When cool enough to handle slip the broad beans out of their skins, discard the skins.
  3. Cook the pasta in the other pan of water as per pack instructions or until al-dente. Drain and transfer to a warm serving dish.
  4. Whisk together the olive or avocado oil, lemon juice, mint and season lightly.
  5. Lightly toss together with the broad beans, edamame beans and avocado and scatter over the feta. Serve immediately.
Top Tip for making Pasta, avocado and minty beans salad

Edamame or soya beans are available in most supermarkets these days and are fast becoming the latest ‘must have’ food.