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Guest Recipe: Chikumo's Spinach and Tomato Pasta

Guest Recipe: Chikumo's Spinach and Tomato Pasta

The new year is all about starting afresh. No matter what your new year goals may be, having a healthy body should always be at the top of your list so we’re making things just a little bit easier for you! This recipe is all about eating healthier while still enjoying your food and can be adapted whether you are vegan, vegetarian or a meat-eater.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes

Serves: 1 - 2

Category: Pasta,Lunch,Dinner

Ingredients

  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 3 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 1 tin chopped tomatoes
  • 180g spinach
  • 2tsp chilli flakes
  • 2 tbsp dried mixed herbs
  • 2tbsp olive/rapeseed oil
  • 1 Oxo cube (chicken/vegetable)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 portions of spaghetti
Optional
  • Chicken thigh/breast
  • Parmesan cheese

Method

  1. Cook your spaghetti according to the pack’s instructions leaving half a cup of the spaghetti water to one side when draining.
  2. In a medium pan, add the olive oil on a medium heat.
  3. After 1 minute, add the onions and cook for 2 minutes or until the onions start to soften and stir occasionally.
  4. Add the garlic, chilli, herbs, salt and pepper to taste, and stir.
  5. Pour in the tin of tomatoes and stir occasionally for 2 minutes or until the mixture continuously bubbles.
  6. Add the spinach, oxo cube and the spaghetti water. Leave to simmer for 5 minutes whilst stirring occasionally or until the sauce starts to thicken.
  7. Once cooked, mix the spaghetti and sauce together and serve.

Optional – serve with one portion of chicken and/or parmesan cheese.

What did you think of Chikumo's Spinach and Tomato Pasta? If you liked this recipe, you'll find more amazing ideas on her food and lifestyle blog Diary of a Chik.


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