Leek, Courgette and Purple Sprouting Tagliatelle

Ingredients: 1 clove of garlic, 2 shallots, 1 leek, 4 baby courgettes, 2-3 stems of purple sprouting broccoli and small sprig of thyme.

From the larder: 170g tagliatelle or 200g pasta, 200ml crème fraîche, 2 tsp whole grain mustard, 1tbsp white wine vinegar, a few glugs of olive oil, salt and pepper.


  • Slice the shallots, garlic, leek and baby courgette. Chop the purple sprouting broccoli; slicing the woody stems in half lengthways to allow for quicker cooking.
  • Bring a saucepan of water to the boil and start cooking the tagliatelle.
  • Heat a glug of oil in a sauté pan and sauté the shallots, leeks and garlic until soft and translucent.
  • Add the courgettes, broccoli and thyme leaves and gently sauté until soft, about 5-7 minutes.sauteeing-veg-600px
  • While the veggies are cooking, combine the crème fraîche, whole grain mustard and vinegar in a small bowl. Adjust proportions to taste.
  • When the veggies are ready, remove from the heat and stir in the crème fraîche and mustard.
  • When the pasta is ready, drain and combine with the veggies.
  • Serve immediately.

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