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Pasta Primavera with Halloumi

This easy Pasta Primavera is the best light summer pasta, with no cream but all the veggies. Filled with zucchini, asparagus, mushrooms, tomatoes, halloumi and white wine it comes together in just 20 minutes (chopping included!) and is sure to have you coming back for seconds.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian, Pasta, vegetarian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 665kcal
Cost $15


  • 3 Tbsp butter
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove finely chopped
  • 2 shallots finely chopped
  • 1 red chili finely chopped, including half the seeds
  • 1 small zucchini chopped
  • 4 white button mushrooms sliced
  • 12 asparagus chopped
  • 2 dl dry white wine
  • 300 g halloumi chopped
  • 0.5 tsp black pepper fresh ground
  • 250 g cherry tomatoes cut in quarters
  • 250 g pasta cooked according to package instruction
  • 2 dl pasta water


  • Start by heating up half of the butter and all of the olive oil in a pan over medium-high heat.
  • Add in the chopped garlic, shallots and chili, incl. the amount of seeds you wish to include. Fry for about a minute while stirring, until slightly browned and shallots have softened.
  • Add in the chopped zucchini and fry for a minute while stirring.
  • Add in the sliced white button mushrooms and fry for a minute while stirring. Add more butter if needed to completely satiate the mushrooms.
  • When the mushrooms are completely satiated, add in the chopped asparagus. Fry for two minutes while stirring.
  • Pour in the white wine and stir. When it starts to simmer, lower the heat to medium and leave to simmer for a minute.
  • Mix in the chopped halloumi and cook for about 2 minutes until the halloumi has softened.
  • Season with fresh ground black pepper and mix in the chopped cherry tomatoes and chopped spring onion.
  • Mix in the pasta, a little at a time, together with a bit of pasta water at a time. When everything is mixed in, you are ready to serve.


  • Adjust the amount of chili & specifically chili seeds to your taste & the chilies you're using
  • Use your favorite vegetables or the ones you have at home! 


Calories: 665kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 1000mg | Potassium: 678mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 1140IU | Vitamin C: 43.6mg | Calcium: 801mg | Iron: 3mg