Zucchini & broccoli bolognese

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          Ingredients
  • 2 zucchinis
  • 1 carrot, grated
  • 1 celery stalk, finely chopped
  • 1 head of broccoli, cut into small chunks
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 tbsp tomato purée
  • 500g pasata
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 stock cube (beef or vegetable) made up into 150ml stock
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • A handful of fresh basil, chopped
  • Grated parmesan cheese (optional)
Zucchini and broccoli spaghetti shopping list

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  Instructions Add a few glugs of olive oil to a large pan and heat up to a medium-high heat. Add the onions, garlic and celery to the pan and allow to sizzle for a minute or so while the flavours release into the oil. Then add the broccoli and carrot and cook until softened slightly. Now add the tomato purée, pasata, dried herbs, stock and seasoning. Allow to simmer for 20 minutes or so. Put a steaming pan on to heat for the spaghetti. While it’s heating up, spiralize the zucchini (if you don’t have a spiralizer, cut your zucchini into long thin spaghetti like strands) and steam for 30 seconds. When done, divide the spaghetti into two large bistro bowls, spoon over the bolognese sauce and garnish with the fresh basil and some parmesan cheese. Enjoy!
  Spotlight on zucchini  As well as being delicious and versatile to cook with, zucchini are full of goodness! Some of the health benefits are:
  • High in macro-mineral content - specifically potassium which is important for maintaining a healthy heart and stopping cramping after exercise, and manganese which promotes a healthy metabolism
  • Help with digestion due to the high fibre content, raw or cooked
  • Immune system boosting due to high vitamin C content
  • Anti-inflammatory effects (which is good for chronic disease prevention) from the load of antioxidants, particularly in the skin
  • Good for managing energy and blood sugar levels thanks to the array of B-complex vitamins, zinc, magnesium, and omega-3 fatty acids
More information on the health benefits here.

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