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Slim Spaghetti with Cherry Tomatoes, Spinach, and Balsamic

Jacqueline Whitehart

Slim Spaghetti with Cherry Tomatoes, Spinach, and Balsamic

This spaghetti is a carbohydrate-free one that you find in health stores. It may not be everyone’s cup of tea but it can be helpful when you want a "proper" plate of food for less than 100 calories. Don’t be put off by the weird smell when you first get it out of the packet — rinse the spaghetti thoroughly in warm water and the smell will disappear.

Notes

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Ingredients

  • 3 1/2 Ounces slim spaghetti*
  • 1/2 Teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/2 clove garlic, crushed
  • 10 cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 1 3/4 Ounce baby leaf spinach
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 Tablespoon good-quality balsamic vinegar
  • 1 basil leaf, torn
  • 1/8 Ounce Parmesan cheese, finely grated

Directions

Cook the slim spaghetti according to the packet instructions. Heat the olive oil in a wide saucepan over medium heat. Add the garlic and fry for 1 minute until just cooked. Add the cherry tomatoes, stir well, and cook for 4 minutes. Add the spinach to the pan, stir, then cover with a lid and cook for 1 minute more. Uncover the pan, stir in the slim spaghetti, and season it well with pepper. Stir in the balsamic vinegar. Let this cook through for 1 minute. Add the torn basil and serve with a sprinkling of Parmesan.  

Nutritional Facts
Servings1
Calories Per Serving459
Total Fat5g8%
Sugar9gN/A
Saturated1g6%
Cholesterol2mg1%
Protein17g34%
Carbs86g29%
Vitamin A305µg34%
Vitamin B60.4mg19.1%
Vitamin C35mg58%
Vitamin E2mg11%
Vitamin K257µg100%
Calcium139mg14%
Fiber6g25%
Folate (food)137µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)137µg34%
Iron3mg19%
Magnesium114mg29%
Monounsaturated2gN/A
Niacin (B3)3mg15%
Phosphorus280mg40%
Polyunsaturated1gN/A
Potassium895mg26%
Riboflavin (B2)0.2mg11.6%
Sodium106mg4%
Thiamin (B1)0.2mg12.6%
Zinc2mg14%