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Warm pesto pork salad

7
7
3
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
30 min
Prep
15 min
Cook
15 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy

Ingredients

Dry wholemeal pasta

160 g, spiral variety

Basil pesto

2 tbs

Garlic

½ clove(s), crushed

Fresh red chilli

½ whole, long variety, deseeded, finely chopped

Lean pork mince

170 g

Cherry tomato

200 g

Baby spinach leaves

120 g

Lemon zest

1 tsp

Lemon juice

2 tbs

Low-fat ricotta cheese

cup(s), (80g)

Oil spray

1 x 3 second spray(s)

Instructions

  1. Cook pasta in a large saucepan of boiling salted water, following packet instructions. Drain. Transfer pasta to a large mixing bowl and stir through pesto. Set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, add garlic, chilli and mince to a large bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Using damp hands roll teaspoons of the mince into meatballs. Lightly spray a large non-stick frying pan with oil and heat over medium heat. Add meatballs to frying pan and cook, turning, for 4-5 minutes or until cooked through. Add cherry tomatoes and cook for 2 minutes. Transfer to the pasta mixture.
  3. Add spinach, lemon zest and lemon juice to pasta mixture. Season with salt and pepper and gently toss to combine. Serve pasta salad sprinkled with ricotta.