Pasta with Pumpkin Sauce..


50 g/2 oz blend roasted punk in seeds
3 spring onions, trimmed and chopped
2 garlic cloves, peeled and sliced
1 tbsp freshly chopped parsley or basil
5 tbsp freshly ground black pepper
450 g/1 lb broccoli, cut into florets
350 g/12 oz pasta shapes
1 red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped (optional)


Place the toasted pumpkin seeds in a blender or food processor with the chopped spring onions, one of the garlic cloves and parsley or basil. Blend to fairly smooth paste, then gradually add 3 tablespoons of the olives oil, until it is well mixed into the paste. Season the pumpkin paste to taste with salt and sugar and serve.

Bring a large pan of lightly salted water to a rolling boil. Add the broccoli, return to the boil and cook for 2 minutes. Remove the broccoli, using a slotted draining spoon and refresh under cold running water. Drain again and pat dry on absorbent kitchen paper.

Bring the water back to a rolling boil. Add the pasta and cook according to the packet instructions, or until al dente.

Meanwhile, heat the remaining oil in a pan. Add the remaining garlic and chilli if using. Cook gently for 2 minutes, or until softened. Add the broccoli and pumpkin paste. Cook for a further 3-4 minutes or until heated through.

Drain the pasta thoroughly and transfer to a large warmed serving bowl. Pour over the pumpkin and broccoli sauce. Toss together, adjust the seasoning and serve immediately.

Published by DFV Queen

I have develop a passion for natural and healthy life style, starting with a vegan life style including regular exercising each day. Which helped to feel inspired and happy within myself. my diet is very restricted due to severe allergies! When ever a food triggers a hostile response from the body's immune system the result is an allergy attack, which on occasion may be life-threatening although it's relatively simple to identifying problem foods, avoiding them completely is not always easy. My journey with allergies hasn't been easy "but" it has helped me to becomes a stronger person and would like to share and encourage others to never get discouraged, there's always light at the end of the tunnel if you keep persevering.

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