Oh, Pasta! I love you as much as I love Italy, for all your food scenery, from tagliatelle to fettuccini. However, for some of our relatives or friends eating pasta is not a healthy option, especially for those that suffer from diabetes and want to control the intake of carbohydrates.
I want to share this recipe as it could be an option to replace regular pasta. By doing that, you will introduce new ways to create a healthy version of it; using courgettes, carrots or butter squash.
COURGETTE PASTA – Special for People with Diabetes.
For this recipe, you will need: 3 courgettes, 2 shallots, 2 chicken breast, 1 red pepper, 1 can of organic diced tomatoes, 1 chili pepper, a small bunch of chopped coriander leaves, sunflower spray oil and a pinch of paprika and fresh ground black pepper.
Place the chicken breast on a tray with parchment paper, spray the sunflower oil on top and add the paprika and fresh ground black pepper. Put the chicken in the oven for about 10 minutes at 200 degrees centigrade.
In the meanwhile chop the shallots, the red pepper and the chili pepper in juliennes. Heat sunflower oil in a wok over a medium-high heat, add all the veggies except the courgettes and cook them for about 5 minutes.
Remove the chicken from the oven and chop into small pieces, add the can of organic diced tomatoes and stir frequently for 5 minutes, add the chicken to the wok and cook until the flavors merge for 2 more minutes.
You will find different options to make courgette pasta. The easier way is to buy a bag ready to eat in the supermarket. Alternatively, you can use the machine above to make fresh courgette pasta at home.
The NINJA machine is incredible, you can use the spaghetti blade for courgette or carrots and the fettuccini blade for butter squash. Also, it is great for making smoothies, soups and as a food processor.
Finally, use the Ninja to make the courgette pasta, let the pasta get to room temperature before serving, then, plate it, and put the chicken tomato sauce on top. Enjoy this recipe that would add new flavors to your meals, and please share your comments on The PocketBook.blog