My New Fave 10 Min Dinner (Healthy + Easy Pasta Recipe)

My New Fave 10 Min Dinner (Healthy + Easy Pasta Recipe)


The best way get your daily serving of green veggies

This is my new favorite dinner (it’s also Rob’s new fave dinner, he said it’s the top 5 meals I’ve made for him). Now don’t let that fool you, this isn’t a big fancy dish – in fact, it’s super simple. And that’s what makes it even better for me to prepare!

Simple is sometimes better: Imagine pasta (which we all love) topped with salty sun-dried tomatoes, vegetables and smashed avocado (which makes the most amazing pasta sauce kind of a thing).

This recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free, plant based and deliciously healthy.

I hope you love this easy recipe as much as I do (and as much as Rob does).

Liezl XO


-150g zucchini
-100g broccoli
-15g sun-dried tomatoes (or as needed)
-1/2 small avocado (or 1/3 large)
-1 cup of cooked pasta (use gluten-free if needed)



-I use about 300g of zucchini for a double serving, or roughly 150g for a single serving and slice it up

-I also chop up 200g of broccoli for a double serving, or about 100g for 1 serving (that’s also roughly 30 cal)

-Then I decided to try something new (when I created this recipe) and use some sun-dried tomatoes I bought (they’re made with just tomatoes and salt). I tasted one (by itself) and it was super salty, so I thought it would be easier to cook with them (I used the brand Mediterranean Organic and got their Sun-dried Roma Tomato Halves, but feel free to use another brand)

-It says on the packet that 2 halves are 15 calories, so I doubled that per serving and did 4 halves per serving (which is about 30 cal). So 8 for a double serving (if I’m making for Rob too).

-I cut the sun-dried tomatoes up into little pieces and got everything into the pan

-I added pepper, no salt (the tomatoes are salty enough), some onion powder, oregano, dried chili flakes, and the juice from 1 lime

-I use just a little bit of cooking oil spray (I use this to reduce calories, I also find cooking with a lot of oil really rich which I don’t like.. so I do a very quick spray)

-Then I cook some pasta (I use a brown rice pasta most of the time), I get the water boiling and add the pasta in.

-The veggies cook quickly, so that’s great. I just toss them every now and again.

-Then for myself I’m use 1/2 an avocado ( I use the small ones from trader joes – you can use 1/3 of a normal to bigger sized one.. which will be about 100 calories). I use more avocado if I make for Rob too (obviously).

-I smash the avocado up with a fork, add some pepper and a very small amount of salt.

-When everything is ready I serve it out – I serve out 1 cup of pasta for myself (typically 1 cup of cooked pasta is about 200 calories).

-I add the veggies to the bowl with pasta and top it with the smashed avocado – and then dinner is ready!


PS. You can see exactly how I make this recipe in my latest What I eat in a day video on YouTube (below)

Photos and recipe by Liezl Jayne Strydom – for