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Quick springtime pasta

Quick springtime pasta

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  • Preparation and cooking time
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  • Easy
  • Serves 4

Perfect for an impromptu al fresco meal out on the patio - it's made with storecupboard items too

  • Healthy
Nutrition: per serving
HighlightNutrientUnit
kcal494
fat15g
saturates3g
carbs79g
sugars6g
fibre5g
protein16g
low insalt1.14g
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Ingredients

Method

  • STEP 1

    Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan. Tip in the garlic and cook for 1 min until lightly coloured. Pour in the chopped tomatoes, then stir in the basil. Bring up to the boil, then turn down the heat and leave to gently simmer for 10 mins. Meanwhile, boil the spaghetti according to pack instructions.

  • STEP 2

    Drain the spaghetti, reserving a little of the cooking water separately, then return to the pan. Add the artichokes to the tomato sauce until heated through, then pour it over the spaghetti. Stir in a little parmesan, most of the chopped parsley and a splash of the cooking water if the sauce looks dry. Serve immediately with the remaining parmesan and parsley sprinkled over.

RECIPE TIPS
HEALTHY BENEFITS

Artichokes are a good source of vitamin K and folate – both important for maintaining healthy blood pressure. They are naturally bitter which stimulates the flow of bile from the liver and helps with the digestion of fats.

ARTICHOKES

For extra flavour in this dish, look out for jars of grilled artichokes. Try Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference Chargrilled artichokes.

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Recipe from Good Food magazine, May 2007

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