A delicious easy dinner with grain-free paleo pasta made from sesame seeds
Yes, you read it write, PASTA. Not zucchini, sweet potato ribbons - real pasta!
Thanks to Nomad Health (https://www.nomadhealth.uk/), you can now access a range of super seed or super grain (ancient non-gluten grains) pasta right here in the UK, yay!
Personally, it's re-opened what i thought was a shut door - family pasta dishes, bring it on! This dish is an old favourite I made up over the years: it's easy, warming, comforting, rich and moreish - I hope you enjoy!
You can read my overall review of their pasta here http://www.healthyperspective.co/reviews/paleo/superseed-pasta-by-nomad-health-64
|For the roast veg:|
|1 lg courgette|
|1 medium aubergine|
|1 red pepper|
|1 yellow pepper|
|1 green pepper|
|1 tsp dried marjoram|
|Salt and pepper|
|For the spicy tomato sauce:|
|2 x 400ml cans chopped tomatoes|
|2 small white onions, chopped fine|
|4 cloves garlic, chopped fine|
|1 fresh chilli, chopped fine|
|1/2 tsp dried chilli flakes (optional)|
|Salt & Pepper|
|250g Nomad Health Pasta (whichever flavour you fancy! I used Sesame Seed Penne here)|
1. Preheat oven to 200c (180c fan assisted).
2. Chop aubergine, courgette and peppers into approx 1 inch chunks and place on two baking trays
3 Add 2 tbsp of melted coconut oil and 1 tsp marjoram, salt and pepper and mix well
4. Cook at 180c for 30-40 mins until browned and caramelised
5. Meanwhile, fry onions in 1 tsp coconut oil for 10 mins until soft, add garlic and chilli and cook for 2 more minutes
6. Add chopped tomatoes and simmer gently for 20 mins.
7. Add salt and pepper if required (there's plenty taste in the roast veg so may not be necessary)
8. Towards end of cooking time cook pasta according to packet instructions
9. Carefully mix everything together and serve (add a little grated goats cheese if you tolerate dairy/follow a Primal diet, omit if keeping it 100% Paleo)
You can easily amp up the protein in this dish with a piece of steamed fish or grilled chicken breast if you wish.
If you don't like it spicy (I would say the above recipe is medium-spicy), omit the crushed chillies.