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Pomegranate and goat’s cheese pasta

Pomegranate and goat's cheese pasta - the perfect combination of sweet, tangy and creamy with a real taste of luxury!

This pomegranate and goat’s cheese pasta recipe demonstrates my need for the occasional bit of luxury. Sometimes I just need to treat myself.

I try to be ridiculously frugal 95% of the time. I can’t remember the last time I bought a new pair of shoes (actually that’s a lie, I can. It was back in February and they cost £4 from Asda). I have tabs for things I want to buy open in my browser for weeks on end because I can’t quite bring myself to put the payment through. The first thing I look at in the supermarket is the ‘cost per 100g’ part of the sign.

Buuuuut, sometimes a treat is in order.

Pomegranate and goat's cheese pasta - the perfect combination of sweet, tangy and creamy with a real taste of luxury!

In this recipe, the pasta itself isn’t expensive, but the mix-ins start to raise the cost a little.

Goat’s cheese is definitely less of a frugal choice than my usual economy cheddar. Extra virgin olive oil is best if you use the really good stuff.

And pomegranate: pretty much the most expensive item I have ever bought.

It didn’t help that I could only find it at a certain high-end supermarket that I don’t usually shop at (£2 for a teeny tiny tray of pomegranate? Oh my actual gosh).

Having said that, it was worth it in the end: this pomegranate and goat’s cheese pasta was a great treat.

Pomegranate and goat's cheese pasta - the perfect combination of sweet, tangy and creamy with a real taste of luxury!

Now, I know what you’re thinking: fruit on pasta? That’s just plain weird. But I’m telling you, it works. The little bursts of sweet juice go so well with the tangy goat’s cheese.

It also helps that pomegranate is barely a fruit at all, in my eyes. In reality, it’s more of a cross between a fruit and a seed – slightly juicy, but also pretty crunchy. And seeds make much more sense in a pasta dish, no?

Okay, just go with it.

Pomegranate and goat's cheese pasta - the perfect combination of sweet, tangy and creamy with a real taste of luxury!

Pomegranate and goat's cheese pasta

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main meal
Servings: 2
Calories:
Author: Becca Heyes

Ingredients

  • 180 g spaghetti
  • 1 clove small garlic peeled
  • 6 tbsp fresh coriander
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp fresh lime or lemon juice
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • 70 g soft goat’s cheese crumbled
  • 5 spring onions sliced
  • 60 g pomegranate seeds

Instructions

  • Boil the spaghetti in a pan of water until al dente.
  • Meanwhile, add the garlic and coriander to a mini food processor. Blitz for a few seconds, then add the extra virgin olive oil, fresh citrus juice, and seasoning. Blitz again until a pesto-like paste is formed.
  • When the pasta is ready, drain it and add the dressing, crumbled goat's cheese, sliced spring onions, and pomegranate seeds. Return to a very low heat for just a minute or two, stirring constantly, until the goat's cheese has melted into the pasta.
  • Serve immediately with an extra drizzle of olive oil if desired.

Pomegranate and goat's cheese pasta - the perfect combination of sweet, tangy and creamy with a real taste of luxury!

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Paula

Wednesday 3rd of September 2014

Thanks for sharing the recipe! It really looks nice! I wanted to add my method of deseeding pomegranets which will come in useful in this case. Cut the fruit in half and put it in a bowl of water. Thanks again. Best wishes!

CheeseSticks

Tuesday 26th of August 2014

This combination sounds fabulous and yet easy. I'll look like a gourmet cook at my next dinner party. Can't wait to try this one.

Emily @amummytoo

Monday 18th of August 2014

Goodness that looks wonderful. I've never tried putting pomegranate seeds in pasta but the thought of the flavour and texture of the pomegranate combined with the creamy goat's cheese is making my mouth water.

Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche

Sunday 24th of August 2014

Thanks Emily! The tangy cheese with the sweet fruit was a great combination :)

LittleMonsterx14

Thursday 14th of August 2014

I am also pretty frugal when it comes to buying food. this looks SO good though! mmmm!

Sarah, Maison Cupcake

Thursday 14th of August 2014

Looks really pretty - funny we put pomegranate on cous cous without thinking but never seen it with pasta before!

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