Serves 4


Ready in about 15 minutes

• 400g dried fusilli bucati pasta

• 300g runner beans, trimmed and sliced lengthways

For the pesto:

• 100g fresh coriander

• 4 level tbsp grated fresh parmesan

• 2 level tbsp roughly chopped unsalted roasted cashew nuts

• 2 garlic cloves, crushed

• ¼ tsp dried red chilli flakes

• 1 tsp finely grated unwaxed lemon zest, plus extra to garnish

• 200g quark

• 200ml cooled vegetable stock

• Freshly ground black pepper


1 Cook the pasta according to the packet instructions, then drain and return to the pan. Boil the runner beans for 5-6 minutes, drain and cover to keep warm.

2 Meanwhile, to make the pesto, put all the ingredients in a food processor and blend until fairly smooth (add a splash more stock if it seems too thick).

3 Toss the pesto through the pasta, then divide the pasta and beans between 4 plates. Garnish with the extra lemon zest and serve.

credits: slimmingworld magazine

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