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Roasted feta conchiglie with mint, chilli & lemon

Roasted feta conchiglie with mint, chilli & lemon

Baked feta pasta has moved from trend to new classic. This vibrant green version has everything you need for a balanced weeknight (vegetarian) supper.

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  • Serves4
  • CourseMain meal
  • Prepare15 mins
  • Cook25 mins
  • Total time40 mins

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Ingredients

  • 2 Essential Courgettes, halved lengthways and cut into 0.5cm slices
  • 2 echalion shallots, halved and cut into 0.5cm slices
  • 4 cloves garlic, skin on
  • 200g pack Essential Greek Feta
  • ½ tsp chilli flakes
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, plus extra for drizzling
  • 2 unwaxed lemons
  • 360g conchiglie rigate
  • 150g frozen Essential Baby Broad Beans
  • 150g frozen Essential Petits Pois
  • ¼ x 25g pack fresh mint, leaves only

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 200ºC, gas mark 6. Spread the courgette, shallots and garlic out on a large, high-sided roasting tin or oven tray, big enough to hold everything in a single layer. Put the feta in the middle. Sprinkle everything with the chilli flakes and oil, then toss the vegetables to coat and bake for 25 minutes, or until the courgettes are tender.

  2. Meanwhile, zest 1 lemon into a small bowl. Cut each lemon in 4 and, using a small serrated knife, cut the flesh from the rind, removing any pips. Finely chop the flesh, then add to the zest and set aside.

  3. Halfway through the courgette cooking time, cook the pasta according to pack instructions. Add the broad beans and peas to the pasta after 8 minutes’ cooking, then return to the boil and cook everything for 3-4 minutes more, until the pasta is al dente and the beans and peas piping hot. Reserve a cup of pasta water, then drain.

  4. Squeeze the garlic cloves out of their skins onto the feta. Tip the pasta and vegetables into the tray and pour ½ the reserved pasta water onto the feta. Using a fork, mash the cheese and garlic until creamy, then stir through the pasta. Loosen with more pasta water if needed. Add the chopped lemon and zest, tear in most of the mint, then mix. Season and finish with a drizzle more oil and the remaining mint.

Cook’s tip

The chopped lemon is not as sour as you might expect, and cuts through the creamy feta. Try mixing it with different herbs and fresh or dried chilli, then serve over fish or rich fatty meat such as roast pork.

Nutritional

Typical values per serving when made using specific products in recipe

Energy

2,516kJ/ 599kcals

Fat

20g

Saturated Fat

9.8g

Carbohydrates

73g

Sugars

8.8g

Fibre

9.3g

Protein

28g

Salt

1.2g

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