Wholewheat Pasta with Chilli and Rocket recipe

Posted on the 31st August 2017

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Wholewheat Pasta with Chilli and Rocket

Opting for wholewheat pasta instead of white pasta will increase the amount of fibre in your diet, helping to aid digestion and protect against certain cancers.

Preparation: 5 mins

Cooking: 12 mins

Serves 2


200g wholewheat pasta

2 tbsp olive oil

2 cloves garlic, finely sliced

1 medium red chilli, finely sliced

150g rocket

1 tbsp lemon juice

Pinch of salt

Pinch of ground black pepper


Wholemeal Pasta with Chilli and Rocket



  1. Boil a large pan of water and add the pasta. Cook according to the packet instructions.
  2. Heat the oil in a large, deep-sided frying pan and add the garlic and chilli. Cook gently for 2 minutes before adding the rocket. Cook for a further 2 minutes until the rocket has wilted, then add the lemon juice, salt and pepper.
  3. Take the pan off the heat, stir through the pasta and serve.


Energy: 345 kcals Protein: 15.6g Carbohydrate: 68g Of which sugars: 4.7g Fat: 3.1g Of which saturates: 0.6g Fibre: 12.6g Salt: 0.5g

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