Food with Gemma…Super Green Pasta

Super Green Pasta.

This pasta sauce is SO green, there’s no way it’s not healthy!


Serves 3

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • large handful of fresh basil
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • Tbsp Nutritional Yeast (add this if you’re vegan or lacking in B12), if not, a type of grated hard cheese would probably make a good substitute.
  • 6 asparagus spears
  • 6 medium mushrooms
  • 1 onion
  • 1 cup peas
  • 75g pasta per person
  • Pine nuts to serve (optional)


  1. Cook the pasta according to the packet instructions.
  2. Meanwhile, chop and sautee the mushrooms and onion until softene (5 mins).
  3. Add the asparagus to the onions and mushrooms.
  4. Scoop the flesh from the avocado and add to a blender (I used my smoothie maker!), add the basil, garlic, nutritional yeast/cheese and season generously.
  5. Add a ladle full of the pasta water to the blender and blitz. If the sauce needs loosening, add more of the pasta water.
  6. Add the sauce to the sauteed veg and stir in over a low heat.
  7. Drain the pasta and stir into the veg and sauce mix.
  8. To serve, add a few pine nuts to the hope and some more cheese/nutritional yeast if you want.

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