- 500g Spaghetti Pasta
- 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
- 1 teaspoon Garlic
- 1 Green Chiliseeds removed and sliced
- 5 medium ripe Tomatoeschopped
- 1 medim can with Whole Tomatoes
- 1 grated Zucchini
- 5 Rocket Leaves
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan Cheese
- To taste Salt
- To taste Pepper
- Instead of Spaghetti, use Fettuccine Pasta
- Instead of Spaghetti, use Penne Pasta
- Instead of Spaghetti, use Linguini Pasta
You can also add
- Sliced baby Carrots
- 1/2 cup Corn
- 4 Asparagus
- 1 cup Tuna
Prepare the Spaghetti
Cook the veggies
Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a large non-stick frypan over medium-high heat. Once hot, add garlic and chili and cook for 1 minute. Add the zucchini and cook for a further 2–3 minutes. Add the chopped tomatoes (fresh ones) and the can of whole tomatoes and stir. Leave to simmer for 5 minutes.
Mix them all
When the pasta is ready and al-dente, add the cooked spaghetti to the frying pan and stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper. Once combined, add the rocket and stir through for a few seconds.
When done, top with Parmesan and season to taste. Serve immediately. Enjoy!
When it comes to Spaghetti Pasta, Italian cuisine has over 1000 recipes for vegetarian persons. The Vegetarian spicy Spaghetti is a recipe without any kind of meat, not even fish (though you can add for more flavor).
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The Vegetarian Spicy Spaghetti Pasta is a simple vegetarian dish with great flavor due to its herbal seasonings like a rocket, zucchini, and due to its spicy ingredient (chili). My husband likes spicy food, but I like healthy meals, therefore, I combined my taste with his and resulted in this dish. The Vegetarian Spicy Spaghetti is healthy, great for weight-loss diets, and can be transformed easily into a vegan dish. No matter if you have searched vegetarian pasta or not, you can trust me when I say this type of spaghetti is great and full of flavor. You can add extra flavor by adding onion, more chili, mushrooms, basil, and other herbs or stir through a few tablespoons of pesto, tuna or anchovy. To complete the Vegetarian Spicy Spaghetti Pasta, serve with your favorite salad or vegetable dish. Include some meat (if you are not vegetarian), nuts, tofu, eggs or legumes with the side dish to increase the protein and iron content.
Are you searching for recipes for a weight-loss diet? Well, the greatest thing about vegetarian dishes is that most of them are also used for weight-loss programs. The Vegetarian Spicy Spaghetti Pasta is great if eaten with moderation (it is pasta… don’t abuse it), has a great taste (even without meat or fish), and can be added to your meal plan as a dinner recipe. Losing weight is hard, I know, but you don’t need to have untasty meals in your program. There are a lot of recipes tasty, simple, and sometimes vegan or vegetarian, with lots of health benefits, but low in calories and fat. One month out of twelve (for example), my husband likes to have the detox diet and is losing also weight in that particular period. Returning to this recipe, you can take out the parmesan cheese from ingredients in order to have fewer calorie intake. If you have a 7-day plan diet, you can include this recipe on day 2 (dinner) and day 5 (lunch). Once added Vegetarian Spicy Spaghetti Pasta in your meal-plan, do not add any other pasta.
If you don’t like spaghetti, you can use any other pasta you like. For example, I love Fettucine and Linguine, and when preparing this vegetarian dish I change every time the pasta. Once, I prepared it with noodles with one more ingredient: baby carrot. Penne is another great choice for this type of dish.
Most of the packaged pasta (including spaghetti, fettuccine, and any other type) is 100% vegan. To know for sure, simply check the ingredients on the back of the package! Sometimes, you might see “egg” listed as an ingredient in “fresh” pasta, so avoid those. Generally, packed pasta contains no animal-derived ingredients, but fresh pasta (usually fettuccine) has eggs in its ingredients.
1. Pick a big pot for Pasta
Having a large pot gives pasta plenty of space. Do not crowd the pasta into a tight pot. Trust me, you’ll see below why.
2. Fill the pot with water
Besides a big pot, you will need a lot of water too. Fill it with water, put it on fire, and add salt. Do not just give a single tap of the salt shaker (give at least 5 taps)! This will give the pasta a flavor boost. Bring the water to a full boil.
3. Put the pasta in the boiling water, preparing to make it al-dente
Put the pasta into the boiling water and mix, mix, mix! Depending on what pasta you bought, cook as directed on package. Continue stirring even if you’ll do your biceps workout in your kitchen. Using a slotted spoon (or your utensil of choice), fish out a single pasta, let it cool a bit(10 seconds), then take a bite. If it’s al-dente, then take out your pasta… if no, let the pot on the heater and try again in one minute.
4. How to Know if the Pasta is Al-dente
Al-dente pasta will feel firm, not crunchy when you bite down with your front teeth. You can also break a piece of pasta in half and look at the cross-section, al-dente pasta is mostly cooked with a small core of uncooked pasta running through the middle.
5. Drain the water.
If the pasta is al-dente, place a colander in the kitchen sink and drain the water out. To make sure the pasta will remain unbound of each other, put them under cold water for 5 seconds. Getting the timing right will take some practice, but eventually, you’ll be preparing al dente pasta like a pro!
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