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Pesto Chicken Pasta w Apple & Walnuts - MissFoodie

Pesto Chicken Pasta w Apple & Walnuts

Posted on Aug 5, 2015 in Picnic Inspired, Salads

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I’m usually pretty good when it comes to bringing lunch to work; but with the Emporium right next door, I can’t help but treat myself from time to time.

With my big day just eight weeks away, my treats have been strictly healthy ones – my wedding dress fits and it needs to stay that way! I’m lucky Avalanche Nature’s Superfoods have an amazing choice of salads; my favourite being their pesto spelt pasta salad with chicken, apple and walnuts.

Eager to whip up this salad myself, when Brisbane based company, Rozas Gourmet Sauces approached me to do a sponsored post, I thought yes! Their Pesto will be perfect!

Rozas Gourmet Sauces Traditional Pesto tastes just like a garden-fresh homemade batch – no nasty preservatives here! The jar is loaded with freshly picked basil leaves (that you can clearly see), walnuts, garlic and parmesan cheese.

Rozas Pesto Chicken Pasta Salad w Apple and Walnuts - Miss Foodie

As well as this delicious pesto, I added a juicy green apple, pan seared chicken breast and toasted walnuts to my already cooked and cooled spelt pasta. And that was it friends, this hero of a salad was complete. To make it extra healthy for my lunches for the week, I served it on a bed of baby spinach.

Gluten Free with all natural ingredients, I’ve been a fan of Rozas Gourmet Sauces for long time. I’ve relied on them when in a hurry for unplanned occasions or when I’m just feeling a little lazy. A spoon of Roza’s here or there will transform any plain-Jane dish into a gourmet delight. I also love that their fresh ingredients including: fruit, herbs and base ingredients such as eggs and bush honey are sourced from local farms in South-East Queensland.

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With a delicious range consisting of 40 products including varieties of mayonnaises, mustards, pestos, chutneys, chilli sauces and dips – all of which are gluten-free, Rozas Gourmet Sauces have certainly come a long way from their humble family kitchen beginnings back in 1991.

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While Roza Robertson sadly passed away years ago, the company is run today by her 28 year-old daughter Jasmin.  Image care-of Rozas Gourmet Sauces.

I was commissioned by Rozas Gourmet Sauces to create this sponsored post. 

Roza's Pesto Chicken Pasta Salad with Apple and Walnuts
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  1. 400g Spelt Pasta
  2. 1 chicken breast, butterflied
  3. 1/4 cup Rozas Gourmet Sauces Traditional Pesto
  4. 1 green apple, cored and diced
  5. 1/4 cup walnuts, loosely broken and toasted
  6. Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Cook the pasta in a large saucepan of salted boiling water following packet directions until al dente. Rinse under cold water. Drain. Place in a large bowl.
  2. In a separate bowl, marinate chicken breast with a tablespoon of pesto for a 2 minutes.
  3. Heat a non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook for 4 minutes on both sides or until cooked. Transfer to a plate to cool before slicing into strips.
  4. Add chicken, pesto, apple and walnuts to pasta. Gently toss until well combined.
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  1. They make lovely sauces don’t they. Your pasta looks like the perfect vehicle for thatpesto

    • They sure do!! Thanks so much for the compliment too 😉

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