healthy work lunch recipe: asparagus, courgette & edamame bean pesto pasta

Edamame beans are great to add to lunches to get both some protein & fibre into your lunch. Peas are also great too. I always have both in my freezer!

As always make in advance and batch cook!


1 courgette, sliced into chunks

Bunch of asparagus, sliced into chunks

2 handfuls of edamame beans

250g pasta of choice (I used brown rice pasta)

1 lemon, zest and juice

Bunch of basil

100g walnuts

Handful of spinach

2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil


Cook the pasta per the instructions. Once cooked rinse with some cold water to cool it down.

Gently sautee the courgette & asparagus in a frying pan with some olive oil.

Defrost the edamame beans by putting some boiling water over them for a few mins.

To make the pesto add the basil, lemon zest, juice, walnuts, spinach, EVOO to a blender, season and mix well. If needed loosen with some water.

In a bowl combine the pasta, pesto & veggies.

(makes 3 portions)

Enjoy! Michelle x