Pumpkin & Avocado Pasta Salad

Pumpkin & Avocado Pasta Salad

We love this salad, and so do all the people we've made it for, so we hope you do too.

CAL P/SERVE
220
kJ P/SERVE
922
FAT P/SERVE
11.8g
CARBS P/SERVE
19.9g
PROTEIN P/SERVE
6.8g
SUGAR P/SERVE
5.1g
SODIUM P/SERVE
70g
FAT
%
6.2%
ENERGY RDI%
10.5%

This recipe is not low fat or saturated fat, but most of the fat comes from olive oil and the avocado, which are good sources of essential dietary fat. This salad is great for BBQ's and entertaining, or as an accompaniment for a range of main meals.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups pasta
  • ¼ pumpkin, cut into bite sized pieces
  • ½ avocado diced

Dressing

  • ½ cup low fat yoghurt
  • ¼ cup light sour cream
  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 Anchovy Mashed with back of knife
  • 1 tsp. white wine vinegar
  • Cracked Pepper

Method

  1. Cook pasta as per instructions, drain and set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 200C (400F).
  3. Place pumpkin on a baking tray lined with baking paper and drizzle olive oil over top.  Cook for 20 mins or until cooked.
  4. Combine all dressing ingredients in a bowl and whisk lightly until all incorporated.
  5. Place pasta in a large bowl, pour dressing onto pasta, mix then add the pumpkin and avocado and gently mix.   Season with cracked pepper.
  6. Serve as a side.

Nutrition Table

Servings: 4 Serving size:190g
Average Serve Average 100g
Energy 922 kJ 485 kJ
  220 Cal 116 Cal
Protein 6.8 g 3.6 g
Fat, total 11.8 g 6.2 g
- Saturated 3.6 g 1.9 g
Carbohydrate 19.9 g 10.5 g
- Sugars 5.1 g 2.7 g
Sodium 70 mg 37 mg

This recipe was developed by Sharrelle Haywood and the Food Photography is courtesy of Factory59. In order to have permission to use this recipe on your website or blog, you must include a website link to weightloss.com.au with the recipe to acknowledge our copyright.

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