Halloumi Pasta Primavera
(chopping included!) is all you need to make this delicious, vegetarian
halloumi pasta loaded with veggies
. A light and summery dish without cream, this is a great summer dinner that lets the veggies shine.
Skillet or frying pan*
finely chopped, including half the seeds
white button mushrooms
dry white wine
cut in cubes
ground black pepper
cut in quarters
chopped green spring onion
Cook the spaghetti according to package intructions. When done, drain and
make sure to set aside some pasta water for adding to the sauce
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. 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 with the remaining butter, and fry for a minute while stirring. Add more butter if needed to completely satiate the mushrooms.
Add the chopped asparagus. Fry for two minutes while stirring.
Pour in the white wine and stir. Simmer for a minute a, until about half the liquid has evaporated.
Lower the heat to medium and mix in the chopped halloumi. 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 green spring onion if you are using it.
Mix in the pasta, a little at a time, together with the pasta water. When everything is mixed in, you are ready to serve.
Butter and olive oil
- use both if you can
- I use red serrano chili for this recipe, and about half of the seeds. To make it more or less spicy, adjust the type of chili you use and/or the amount of seeds.
- for the best experience when cooking with asparagus, the end should be removed. See the post for my guide to how to do this.
Substitutions & exclusions
can be switched for another type of pasta.
can be switched for dry sparkling white wine or - if that's all you have - white cooking wine.
can be skipped, and it's still a delicious dish. Just add a pinch of salt together with the black pepper.
can be swapped for red onion (best) or yellow onion.
All of the veggies can be swapped
for what you have at home - great additions include bell peppers, broccoli and white asparagus.
Tips & Tricks
Don't add salt
- at least not before tasting the finished dish.
Add more butter
if needed when frying the mushrooms - you want them to become completely satiated.
Like it creamier?
Add some cream!
Make it dairy free and vegan
by switching butter for olive oil & excluding halloumi, and adding a pinch of salt.
A recipe from alwaysusebutter.com