Love life and eat well for a healthy heart

Silvana Franco is joined in the kitchen by Rahim who lives with high blood pressure and raised cholesterol. Find out about ways to eat well for a healthy heart, and learn how to cook a heart-friendly cheesy pasta dish.

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Tags: pasta, cheese, Silvana Franco,

Recipe - Serves: 4

Ingredients

4 Cooks Ingredients Sun Dried Tomatoes
300g Waitrose LOVELife Fusilli or Penne
300g frozen essential Waitrose Broad Beans
Finely grated zest and juice of 1 lemon
250g tub essential Waitrose Italian Ricotta
150ml semi-skimmed milk
25g pack chives, snipped

Method

1 Place the sun dried tomatoes in a heatproof bowl and cover with boiling water. Set aside.

2 Cook the pasta in large pan of boiling water for 10 minutes according to packet instructions, then drain and return to the pan.

3 Meanwhile, cook the beans in boiling water for 3-4 minutes until tender, then drain. Place half in a food processor with the lemon juice and pulse to make a paste. Stir this into the ricotta with the remaining beans, lemon zest and milk.

4 Drain and finely chop the sun dried tomatoes and add to the pasta along with the ricotta mixture and chives. Add a good grinding of black pepper and toss well together. Divide between four bowls and serve.