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Baby marrow noodles

A delicious way to bulk up a portion of pasta for a meal. Or enjoy as a green veggie to fill your plate.

SERVES: 4

READY IN: 30 MINUTES

6-8 large baby marrows
1 strip of lemon rind, cut with a vegetable peeler (optional)
½ cup (125 ml) frozen peas, rinsed
2 tsp (10 ml) olive or canola oil
¼ tsp (1,2 ml) salt
lemon juice and black pepper to taste
2 tbsp (30 ml) chopped mint or basil

 

 

METHOD:

1. Using a vegetable peeler, cut long, thin slices of baby marrows. Cut these slices into thick ‘noodles’.
2. Heat a pot with 1-2 cups (250-500 ml) water and bring to a boil. Add baby marrows and lemon rind and simmer for
3 minutes or until just cooked. Add frozen peas and simmer for 1 minute. Drain well. Return veggies to the pot.
3. Add oil and salt and season with lemon juice and pepper. Toss through with the herbs and serve immediately.

Serve this side dish as one of the veggies to fill half your plate. Or stir into pasta, to bulk up the pasta, without eating too many carbs. Mince will be delicious on this or a portion of any meat or fish of your choice. A tomato salad or fruit will complement this.

TIP:

1. If preferred, stir 1 slice feta into the baby marrows, but leave out the salt. Or sprinkle with roasted sunflower seeds for a crunch.

NUTRITIONAL INFO PER PORTION:

Energy 243 kj

Protein 2,8 g

Fat 2,6 g

Cabohydrates 3,2 g

Salt 0,3 g