Spaghetti Arrabbiata with Rocket

 

Classic Italian simplicity comes together easily in this grounding dish made from pantry staples topped with fresh, peppery rocket greens.

For anti-inflammatory pasta, use a gluten-free alternative like quinoa which has a high protein content and less “refined stuff” be sure to read the label.

  • Serves 4
  • Cooks in 30 mins
  • Prep time 15 mins
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  • Grounding

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  • Prebiotic + Fibre

Ingredients

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  • 2 tsp oil | water
  • 1 onion – diced small
  • 3 garlic cloves – diced small
  • 1 tsp chilli flakes
  • ½ cup parsley - fine chop
  • 1 large can | 3 cups crushed tomatoes
  • 1 tsp salt | dulse + pepper
  • 2 tsp Italian dried herbs | oregano
  • 8 oz | 227g Pasta*
  • 6 cups rockets leaves
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Method

 

 

Spaghetti Arrabbiata with Rocket

 

HEAT a stainless saucepan on medium heat

 

ADD oil | water, onion, garlic, parsley and chilli flakes sauté for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the onion softens.

 

ADD tomato paste; cook for 1 min, stirring.

 

ADD tomatoes + salt | dulse + ½ cup water to rinse the can or jar.

 

LID ON low simmer for 20 mins – stir occasionally.

 

ADD freshly cracked pepper. Taste the spice and salt levels and adjust them to your taste. Turn off the heat.

 

PASTA – bring a medium to large pan of water to a rolling boil; add 1 tsp salt. Cook pasta according to packet instructions – taste to check when it is cooked to your liking. The quinoa pasta I like takes a good 15 minutes to cook. Drain cooked pasta.

 

FOLD cooked pasta into the sauce.

 

SERVE in bowls garnished with fresh rocket.

 

Chef Hat Icon Chef tips + Ingredient Swaps + Ideas

PASTA – I like quinoa pasta as it is anti-inflammatory and has “more nutritional bang for my bite”  – you use what you like.

 

SWAP CHILLI flakes for cayenne, red pepper, chipotle, Urfa, Marash, Aleppo.

 

ADD | SWAP vegetables like diced carrots, peppers, zucchini, frozen peas, mushrooms, leeks, and celery.

 

SWAP ROCKET use baby kale and spinach – cooking times will vary.

 

FREEZES well, so make a double batch and freeze in portions

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