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Strawberry and rocket Caprese-style pasta salad

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  • Egg free
  • Peanut free
  • Sesame free
  • Soy free
  • Shellfish free
  • Seafood free
  • No added sugar
  • Vegetarian
  • High in dietary fibre
  • High in protein
  • 1 serve veg or fruit

Give a Caprese-style pasta salad a fruity twist with the addition of sweet strawberries.

  • Serves6, as a side
  • Cook time10 minutes
  • Prep time15 minutes
Strawberry and rocket Caprese-style pasta salad


  • 400g fusilli pasta
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/4 cup (20g) finely grated parmesan
  • 1/4 cup (40g) dry-roasted almonds
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) olive oil
  • 120g baby rocket leaves
  • 150g baby bocconcini, torn
  • 250g strawberries, quartered
  • 250g red Perino tomatoes, halved
  • Finely grated parmesan, extra, to serve

Nutritional information

Per serve: Energy 1918kJ/459 Cals (22%), Protein: 17g (34%), Fat: 20g (29%), Sat Fat: 6g (25%), Carb: 49g (16%), Sugar: 3g (3%), Dietary Fibre: 5g (17%), Sodium: 104mg (5%).

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  1. Step 1

    Cook pasta in a saucepan of boiling water following packet directions or until al dente. Refresh under cold water. Drain well.

  2. Step 2

    Meanwhile, place the garlic, grated parmesan, almonds, oil and half the rocket in a food processor and process until smooth. Season.

  3. Step 3

    Place pasta in a large serving bowl. Add rocket pesto and toss to combine.

  4. Step 4

    Add bocconcini, strawberry and tomato and toss to combine. Top with remaining rocket and extra parmesan to serve.

Recipe tip

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Use it up:
If you have any leftover rocket pesto, use it in sandwiches or spread on pizzas.

Root-to-tip: Hang on to the strawberry tops! They’re edible and full of nutrients, so try adding them to the pesto mixture.



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