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Pasta with fresh watercress and basil sauce

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Ingredients 11
Servings 4
Time 20 min


  • 400
    short pasta
  • handful
  • handful
    fresh basil
  • 2
  • 60
    roasted almonds
  • 100
    parmesan cheese, grated
  • 150
    olive oil
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 3
    celery sticks, finely chopped
  • 200
    cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 2
    smoked chicken breasts thinly sliced


15 min
Cook the pasta as per instructions on the packet.

Meanwhile, purée the watercress, basil, garlic, almonds, Parmesan and oil in a blender, to make a thick sauce. Season well with salt and pepper and mix it through the cooked pasta.

Mix the celery, cherry tomatoes and smoked chicken slices and add to the mixture; serve warm.

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