Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Chitty Pasta with Tomato and Basil sauce

A super easy quick nutritious classic dish ideal for carb loading with low GI wholewheat pasta. (Remember keep your pasta and breads brown and not white)

Serves 4


  • 500g wholewheat pasta
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1000g of chopped tomatoes
  • 2 heaped tablespoons of muscovado sugar
  • Bunch of fresh basil chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons of Olive oil

  • Cook the wholewheat pasta to instructions on packet
  • Heat the oil in a large saucepan
  • Add the onion and garlic and fry for 2-3 minutes
  • Add the chopped tomatoes, cook for 3 minutes before reducing heat to simmer
  • Stir in the muscovado sugar
  • Add salt and pepper to taste (Lots of pepper works well)
  • Add the basil and continue to simmer for a couple more minutes
  • Drain the pasta and then add to the sauce and mix together well
  • Serve and enjoy
This dish is low in saturated fat but for a treat you can added grated cheese. Tastes even better the next day reheated.

No comments:

Post a Comment