Very Easy and Exotic Pasta Recipes for Health-Conscious People

Written by on October 17, 2019 in Food, Drink & Nutrition, Health with 0 Comments

By Daisy Bell

If you are a foodie but also health-conscious, sometimes; it seems difficult to maintain coordination between these two things. It is an undeniable fact that most of the delicious foods are unhealthy because of their fat constituents. After comparing the foods of all regions, you will finally agree on this fact that Italian cuisine is better than all other options when it comes to choosing something delicious as well as healthy. The secret lies in their simple but effectively utilized ingredients. For instance, olive oil is the primary ingredient of maximum Italian dishes. Also, they prefer baking more than frying. Even if you are not good in cooking, there is an easy option of pasta in Italian cuisine. It is a highly customizable dish that you can assort with various vegetarian and non-vegetarian ingredients. Here we are going to introduce two recipes of pasta that are easy to prepare, savory and good for health. 

Gluten-free Lox Pasta Salad 

The twisted rotini pasta looks cool as well as yummy too. Its twisted springs are perfect for the preparation of a healthy salad. Adding healthy ingredients like salmon, olives, and capers make it a perfect dish for health-conscious people. This is a simple and tested recipe that requires your minimum possible time. Search for a credible source of vegan gluten-free gnocchi and other variants of authentic Italian pasta online. Here is a list of ingredients you need to arrange in priority. 

  1. One packet of gluten-free rotini pasta. 
  2. Two eggs (Hardboiled)
  3. A pint of cherry tomatoes (Quartered)
  4. 1 cup of salmon (Smoked)
  5. Half cup of green olives (Sliced)
  6. Five basil leaves (Sliced thinly)
  7. Red wine vinegar (three tablespoons)
  8. One tablespoon of capers in brine (Drained)
  9. Four tablespoons of olive oil (Extra virgin)

Directions to cook 

Total Time:- 30 minutes

Total servings:- Six servings

Nutrition Value:- 538

  1. Boil your pasta as per the instructions of water quantity and total time mentioned on its packet. 
  2. Drail the water and pour some olive oil. Toss the pasta until the oil evenly spread all over the pasta elbows and let it cool down for five minutes.
  3. Take a large bowl and add the rest of the ingredients in it. Combine with pasta and serve instantly. 

Gluten-free Elbow Pasta Salad 

Elbow pasta is the most commonly available variant so you will easily find it in any random grocery shop. However, make sure that it is gluten-free. It would be better if you prefer a brand of Italian origin. Search online where to buy tagliatelle pasta or elbow pasta to check the nearest sources. Before starting your preparation, arrange these ingredients in priority:- 

  1. One packet of elbow pasta (gluten-free)
  2. One small eggplant (diced)
  3. Half cup Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese (shredded)
  4. ¼ th cup of pine nuts (toasted)
  5. 10 basil leaves (chopped)
  6. Eight tablespoons of olive oil (extra virgin)
  7. Three ice cubes
  8. Juice of one lemon
  9. Black pepper and salt for taste

Directions to cook 

Total Time:- 20 minutes

Total servings:- Six servings

Nutrition Value:- 606

  1. Take a large bowl and cook your pasta by adding water as per the directions mentioned on its pack. 
  2. After draining water, mix your boiled pasta with extra virgin olive oil and let it cool down. 
  3. Take your diced eggplant and mix it with olive oil, black pepper & salt. 
  4. Preheat the oven at 425F and roast your eggplant for 10 minutes and then let it cool down for a few minutes. 
  5. Prepare pesto sauce by adding the rest of the ingredients in a blender. 
  6. Mix all the ingredients with your pasta and sprinkle shredded cheese as a topping in the end. 

These are some simple recipes to prepare gluten-free pasta at home rather than ordering something unhealthy from outside. 

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