Spaghetti with Zucchini and Pine Nuts

  • 03/09/2006
  • Easy
  • 4
  • 40 min

Would you like a new and different pasta sauce? Vegeta brings you an easy to make, delicious idea. Parmesan, swiss chard and pine nuts will awaken your taste buds and the spaghetti will complete that Mediterranean taste.

Ingredients

  • 50 ml olive oil
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 200 g zucchini, diced
  • 1 celery stick, chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 300 g swiss chard
  • 1 tablespoon Vegeta Gourmet Stock Powder
  • ½ teaspoon ginger – powder from
  • 30 g pine nuts
  • 1 tablespoon parmesan cheese, grated
  • 300 g spaghetti

Preparation

  1. 1.
    In olive oil, fry the onion, zucchini, celery and garlic.
  2. 2.
    In hot, lightly salted water cook swiss chard, only for a few minutes, then strain the water and chop roughly.
    This can then be added to cooked vegetables.
  3. 3.
    Sprinkle Vegeta Gourmet Stock Powder and ginger over this mixture and continue cooking for another 5 minutes, or until the liquid has evaporated.
  4. 4.
    Towards the end of the cooking process, stir through pine nuts and parmesan cheese.
  5. 5.
    Cook the spaghetti, strain the water and mix with prepared sauce.

Serving

Serve the spaghetti warm with grated parmesan cheese.
If you wish, you can even add 50 ml of white wine.

Energy and nutritional values

Energy and nutritional values are calculated per one serving (i.e. for 1 person). For a dessert, energy and nutritional values have been calculated per 100 g.

Nutrient Unit of measure Amount F rda (%) M rda (%)
Energy values kcal / kJ 466 / 1.948 - -
Fat g 18,77 - -
Carbohydrates g 61,49 - -
Dietary fibre g 5,68 - -
Protein g 15,62 - -
Sodium g 2,64 0 0
Vitamin A μg 5.271,68 132 105
Vitamin D μg 8,70 4 4
Vitamin C mg 28,58 38 32
Niacin mg 10,48 75 52
Potassium mg 843,26 23 23
Phosphorous mg 264,78 33 33
Magnesium mg 136,94 46 34

* RDA is based on daily allowances for women of 2000 kcal, and for men of 2900 kcal at the age of 25 to 50. (Source: DRI reports - Macronutrients, Elements, Vitamins, www.nap.edu; Genesis R&D and Podravka d.d.)