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Flax Spaghettini

Contributed by: News Canada

(NC) - Flax is one of the best plant sources of omega-3 fatty acids and this meal, by Healthy Harvest (wholegrainpasta.ca) is an excellent way to help us meet the recommended daily requirement of omega-3.

Preparation: 20 minutes, Cooking: 20 minutes

Ingredients:

    Flax Spaghettini in Roasted Pepper and Bocconcini Sauce
  • 300 g Catelli Healthy (798 mL)
  • Harvest Flax Spaghettini with Omega-3
  • 2 red bell peppers, roasted
  • 798 mL canned Italian tomatoes
  • 4 sun-dried tomatoes in oil
  • 10 mL sherry vinegar (2 tsp)
  • 30 mL olive oil (2 tbsp)
  • 1 onion, minced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 60 mL fresh basil, coarsely chopped (1/4 cup)
  • 8 bocconcini balls, cut into pieces

Directions:

Cook spaghettini according to package directions. In food processor bowl, place roasted peppers, well-drained Italian tomatoes, sun-dried tomatoes and vinegar; pulse a few seconds. Set aside.

In a pot, heat olive oil and gently sauté onions until tender (around 5 minutes). Add garlic and continue cooking 1 minute. Pour in reserved tomato sauce and simmer gently 5-7 minutes. Add basil. Add pasta and bocconcini, mixing well to coat pasta and cheese.

Serving Size: Makes 4 Servings


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