• Serves 2-4
  • Prep time: 15 minutes
  • Cook time: 15 minutes
Tomato pesto pasta and couscous salad
Niki Webster

Liven up your lunchbox with Nikki Webster’s pesto pasta plus vegetable and couscous salad. This 15-minute recipe is full of colour, flavour (and comforting carbs). Top with a tangy vegan mayo dressing and escape the nine to five while you snack.

Chilly's
Chilly's

INGREDIENTS

Tomato pesto pasta
  • 150g dried pasta
  • 250g sun-dried tomatoes, drained
  • 100g pine nuts
  • 30g fresh basil
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 4 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • Big pinch sea salt
  • Pinch black pepper
  • Juice 1/2 lemon
Veg & couscous salad
  • 160g couscous
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 red pepper, chopped into small cubes
  • 1 medium courgette, chopped into small cubes
  • 3 tbsp fresh mint
Dressing
  • 3 tbsp vegan mayo
  • Juice 1 lemon
  • 1 tbsp siracusa
  • 1 tsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp garlic granules
Chilly's
Chilly's

METHOD

To make the pesto
  • Add all the ingredients to a food processor and blitz to a chunky paste. Transfer to a jar
  • Cook the pasta according to the pack instructions and drain
  • Add 5 tbsp of the pesto to the pan and mix to combine
  • Transfer to your Chilly's food pot and store in the fridge until ready to go
To make the couscous
  • Add the onion and oil to a frying pan and fry for 8-10 minutes until soft
  • Now add the veg and fry for 3-4 minutes. Set aside
  • Cook the couscous according to the pack instructions and allow to cool
  • Mix the dressing ingredients in a jar
  • In a bowl, combine the couscous, cooked veg and dressing and mix thoroughly
  • Transfer to your Chilly's food pot and store in the fridge until it’s time to devour

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