A delicious 30-minute pasta dish that’s filled with a wonderful mix of refreshing flavours. Packed with mint, pistachios, cottage cheese, garlic and lemon, this distinctive sauce has a really refreshing nutty bite.
Prep Time:10 mins
Cook Time:15 mins
Total Time:25 mins
1 (12 ounce) package pasta
3/4 cup fresh mint
1/2 cup pistachios, shelled
1/4 cup low fat cottage cheese
1 clove garlic, quartered
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tomato, chopped (optional)
Cook pasta according to package directions. Reserve 1/4 cup of pasta water. Drain and set aside.
In a small pan, sauté garlic for 1 to 2 minutes, or until lightly browned.
In a food processor, combine mint, pistachios, cottage cheese, pasta water, garlic and lemon juice. Process until well combined.
Transfer cooked pasta to serving bowl. Toss with sauce.
To give the pasta a little extra texture and sweetness, top it with diced tomatoes.