It was a moment of inspiration. I had a mango and I fancied pasta...I started playing with ideas in my head and boom...the recipe was born! I am in love with it and I am sure you will fall in love with it too.
It is refreshing
It has plenty of 'live' energy from the herbs and fruit
Teamed up with some salad...this meal is packed with nutrition for the body
It tastes sooo good
...and and and... so quick and easy to make!
What's not to love about it?...my favourite pasta recipe at the moment. I have used macaroni but you can use any pasta of your choice, even spaghetti and make a vegan fruity carbonara! There's an idea for you.
What goes into this recipe?
About 2 cups of macaroni
1/2 red bell pepper - roughly chopped
1/2 yellow bell pepper - roughly chopped
1 large mango
Plenty of fresh basil
Plenty of fresh parsley
Fresh oregano, if you have. I have plenty growing in the garden. If you don't have some, feel free to leave it out.
Some dried oregano
Some dried thyme
Himalayan Pink Salt or sea salt
Some black pepper
2 Tbsp olive oil
A small handful of raw walnuts
A small handful of raw cashews nuts
A generous squeeze of one large lemon
If you would like it sweet or don't have lemon at home, you can make this recipe without the lemon juice. I prefer it with the generous amount of lemon juice because it balances out the sweetness of the mango. Not just the taste but it also helps in regulating the sugar spike in your blood. Ripe mangoes are quite sweet and the sour of lemon makes a perfect harmony...yummm!
How to make it:
Boil the macaroni, once boiled and ready, rinse them with cold water, just a quick rinse so that they don't get stuck to each other. Leave aside.
Time to roast the peppers and nuts. Get a frying pan, add olive oil, thyme and dried oregano, turn the heat on. After about a minute add the peppers, roast in medium heat for about 5 minutes gently stirring. Add the nuts and roast for another 2-3 mins....and they are ready. Set aside to cool for 2 minutes or so. I like a quick pan roast.
Alternatively, you could roast it in the oven, if that's your preferred choice.
Next, roughly chop your mango and herbs.
It is time to blitz now. Get your blender out. Add all the ingredients and blend away, except the pasta. Fold this creamy yummy finger-licking good sauce into your boiled macaroni...and you are ready to eat! Serve with some fresh salad and you will fall in love. A perfect recipe for this heatwave we have in the UK at the moment. I am loving it, both the sun and this recipe. Cheers to vibrant health and enjoy the warmth of summer. With lots of love from me to you.