Healthy Penne Pasta

30 mins 2


  • 1 tsp rapeseed oil
  • 1 large onion sliced, plus 1 tbsp finely chopped
  • ½ lime zest and juice
  • 1 orange pepper deseeded and cut into chunks
  • 2 garlic cloves grated
  • 2 tsp mild chilli powder
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • ½ tsp cumin seeds
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 196g can sweetcorn in water
  • 100g wholemeal penne
  • 1 tsp vegetable bouillon powder
  • 1 avocado stoned and chopped
  • handful coriander, chopped, plus extra to serve


  • Cook the pasta in salted water for 10-12 mins.
  • Meanwhile, heat the oil in a medium pan. Add the sliced onion and pepper and fry, stirring frequently for 10 mins until golden.
  • Stir in the garlic and spices, then tip in the tomatoes, half a can of water, the corn and bouillon.Cover and simmer for 15 mins.
  • Meanwhile, toss the avocado with the lime juice and zest, and the finely chopped onion.
  • Drain the penne and toss into the sauce with the coriander.
  • Spoon the pasta into bowls, top with the avocado and scatter over the coriander leaves.