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Ugo Thrive Chickpea Fusilli Pasta with Savoy Cabbage and Pesto and White Bean

The lovely people at Ugo Thrive company sent me some of their products to try out. If you have not tried them i would highly recommend doing so, pictured below are their fresh pasta’s that are Gluten Free, and can be found in the refrigerated sections of supermarkets, i know they are sold in Waitrose and Ocado and i am pretty sure you can pick them up in other supermarkets like Tescos and Sainsburys, but here is their website for more information about their product range and products themselves…https://www.ugogroup.co.uk/ugo-thrive.

Today i am cooking with the Ugo Thrive Chickpea Fusilli Pasta which is made with chickpeas. This is a robust pasta and takes on flavours and tastes very well. It is quick to cook, only 3 minutes in boiling water!

I am cooking this with a home made pesto which you can find on my site which is vegan and dairy free – http://claireskitchentwyford.com/2019/01/06/gluten-free-dairy-free-vegan-pesto/ ,however feel free to use a normal pesto or dairy free gluten free pesto depending on your needs.

so you will need:

One pack of UGO Thrive Chickpea Fusilli Pasta

Pesto or Gluten Free/Dairy Free Pesto or My recipe for Vegan Pesto http://claireskitchentwyford.com/2019/01/06/gluten-free-dairy-free-vegan-pesto/

One whole Leek

Half a small savoy cabbage cut into fine shreds

One large white onion

1 courgette

White beans such as canellini beans

salt and pepper

sunflower oil


  1. Put a large pan of salted water on the hob to boil for the pasta
  2. chop the onion and place this in a large non stick pan with a glug of sunflower oil to saute, we dont really want colour here, we just want to soften here and cook through, then add the chopped leeks and chopped courgettes and then shredded cabbage.
  3. Let these cook down and you can add a bit of colour to add some flavour but you dont want a burnt taste to them. Add some salt and pepper and season well. Add the beans (as much as you like 1/2 to a whole can) and then your pesto to taste. I quite like alot and i find the pasta soaks it up, i choose to add some water too to let down the sauce as the pasta really wants to soak it up.
  4. Check the seasoning again and its ready to serve.


    • claireskitchen
      February 4, 2019 / 12:12 pm

      thank you so much i appreciate your lovely comment! have a great day claire

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