Sunday, May 19, 2013

Celery “Penne” (as a pasta substitute)

- basic recipe, add chicken or other protein sources you like to get a higher amount of protein

TOTALLY satisfied my craving for pasta!

INGREDIENTS (3 servings):
- 600 g celery, trimmed and cut into 5cm pieces (+- 15 stems)
- 1 onion (+- 250 g)
- 2 garlic gloves (minced)
- 800 g can chopped tomatoes in juice
-50 g fresh coriander (chopped) or if you don’t like coriander you can use flat-leaf parsley or basil 
- fresh black pepper

- Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Add the celery and cook until just tender when pierced with a knife. Remove from the heat and drain.
- Heat up a non-stick pan over medium heat. Add the garlic gloves and onion. After 2 minutes add the chopped tomatoes in juice and half the coriander and fresh black pepper. Stir together, then stir in the celery. Cook, stirring often, until the tomatoes have cooked down, about 10 minutes. Taste and adjust the seasonings. Stir in the remaining parsley just before serving.

Nutritional facts (1 serving):
Energy: 117 cal
Protein: 6.4 g
Carbohydrates: 20 g (sugar 12 g)
Fat: 1.3 g (saturated 0.1 g)
Fiber: 10 g

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