Spaghetti with spinach and lemon crème fraiche sauce

Suitable for vegetarians


Add some zest to your spaghetti with this tasty and nutritious meal. If you've had a busy day and want something quick and easy to make that will keep the whole family happy then this dish is your answer.


Ingredients - Serves 1 Adult

  • 100g / 3½oz. of spaghetti
  • 1 teaspoon of olive oil
  • 1 clove of garlic, peeled and crushed or finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons of frozen spinach 
  • 2 tablespoons of frozen peas
  • 2 tablespoons of low-fat crème fraiche
  • ½ tablespoon of fresh basil, chopped
  • ½ lemon, juiced
  • Black pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon of Parmesan, grated

Method

  1. Boil the spaghetti according to packet instructions, omitting any salt
  2. Heat a non-stick saucepan, and when hot, add the oil, garlic and spinach and allow to wilt
  3. Take off the heat and allow to cool slightly and roughly chop it. Retain the spinach juice.
  4. Boil the peas in a saucepan of water for about 10 minutes until soft
  5. Return the pan in which the spinach was cooked to a low heat
  6. Add the crème fraiche, chopped spinach, its juice and peas, heating gently
  7. After about 2 minutes, add the basil and lemon juice
  8. Drain the spaghetti before coating with the crème fraiche sauce and season with black pepper
  9. Serve sprinkled with Parmesan.*

*look for veggie friendly Parmesan!

Serving Suggestions

Serve with a mixed leaf salad.

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A great lunchbox filler if you have any leftovers.

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Spaghetti with spinach and lemon crème fraiche sauce

Serves

1 Adult

1 Adult

Preparation Time

10 Minutes

10 Minutes

Cooking Time

20 Minutes

20 Minutes

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Utensils Needed

Cheese Grater, Chopping Board, Chopping Knife, Saucepan

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Energy
2147kj
510kcal
%
Fat
12g
17%
Saturates
4.9g
25%
Sugars
6.6g
7%
Salt
0.4g
7%
of an adult's reference intake
Nutrition Information
Typical ValuesPer 100gPer Portion (424g)
Energy506Kj 2147Kj
120Kcal 510Kcal
Fat2.8g 12g
(of which saturates)1.2g 4.9g
Carbohydrate17.6g 74.7g
(of which sugars)1.6g 6.6g
Fibre2g 8.7g
Protein5g 21.4g
Salt0.1g 0.4g

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