A recipe for not giving up pasta even when we pay attention to the line. Let's condiamola with seasonal ingredients, healthy and light, but tasty
Autumn, want to comfort food: take refuge in a pasta dish is also granted to those who are attentive to the line, just choose the right type and a healthy seasoning, light and low in calories that does not make us renounce to taste.
ZenPasta suggests a recipe with its own penne rigate with organic durum wheat semolina, konjac flour and fiber
vegetable, with 50% less carbohydrates and 40% less calories. How to taste them? Let's take a seasonal vegetable such as broccoli, rich in mineral salts, vitamins, fiber, with antioxidant properties and an ally for lung health. We combine the almonds that help us fight cholesterol and osteoporosis. And with these two ingredients we prepare one cream tasty to dress pasta with.
The recipe of penne rigate with broccoli and almond cream
Ingredients for 2 people
130 g of ZenPasta striped pens
About 180 g of broccoli
1 clove of garlic
2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
6 fresh basil leaves
1 tablespoon grated parmesan
20 g of peeled almonds
10-15 g of flaked almonds
Salt to taste.
Clean the broccoli and cut it into small florets. Fill a pot with water and bring to a boil. Add some salt and cook the broccoli for about 10 minutes. If you prefer you can also opt for steam cooking that preserves all the nutritional qualities of broccoli. Drain them as soon as they are cooked. Keep the smaller florets aside and transfer the rest of the broccoli to the mixer with a tablespoon of oil, a clove of garlic, basil, and parmesan. Whisk everything, adding a little cooking water if necessary to obtain a smooth and homogeneous cream.
Meanwhile cook the pasta. You can use the same cooking water as broccoli. In this way the pasta will be even more tasty. Drain it al dente and season it quickly in a pan with the broccoli cream, the florets you have kept aside and the lightly toasted almonds. Serve hot.