5-ingredient dinners
BBC Good Food ME|June/July 2021
Healthy meals don’t always require a long shopping list. These simple, nutritious suppers are made using just a handful of ingredients and storecupboard staples
ESTHER CLARK

Creamy pesto & kale pasta

IRON

VIT C

1 OF 5-A-DAY

SERVES 4 PREP 10 mins COOK 25 mins EASY V

1 tbsp rapeseed oil

2 red onions, thinly sliced

300g kale

300g wholemeal pasta (penne or mafalda work well)

4 tbsp reduced-fat soft cheese

4 tbsp fresh pesto or vegetarian alternative

1 Heat the oil in a large pan over a medium heat. Fry the onions for 10 mins until softened and beginning to caramelise. Add the kale and 100ml water, then cover and cook for 5 mins more, or until the kale has wilted.

2 Cook the pasta following pack instructions. Drain, reserving a little of the cooking water. Toss the pasta with the onion mixture, soft cheese and pesto, adding a splash of the reserved cooking water to loosen, if needed. Season.

GOOD TO KNOW healthy • low cal • calcium • folate • fibre • vit c • iron • 1 of 5-a-day

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