How to make a pasta ‘fakeaway’: Vegetable Ribbon 3 Cheese ‘Pasta’. This healthy dish is perfect for a quick lunch and actually uses no pasta making it gluten free.
It actually uses courgette instead and because I’m on the Slimming World plan, I have worked out what the Syn value is per serving. To make the courgette ribbons you will need a spiralizer. I used my Pampered Chef Spiral & Slice which is fantastic!
Here are the ingredients: Serves 2
A handful of fresh basil (I used approx 12g)
100g Light Soft Cheese (70% less fat)
100g Turkey Bacon
Canola Oil spray (I get this from Costco)
1 medium courgette
1 tin cannellini beans, drained
25g Feta Cheese, crumbled
Finely grate the parmesan and place it into a food processor with the basil
Take the light soft cheese and melt it in the microwave for 20 seconds on HIGH to soften
Add it to the food processor and chop and blend the cheeses and basil until well combined
Then, chop turkey bacon into 2cm strips
Spray your pan with canola oil and put on the hob -medium heat
Add the bacon to the pan for 7 minutes, stirring occasionally until lightly browned
Meanwhile, cut the ends off the courgette and cut the courgette in half
Take one half, insert into the spiralizer and twist in a clockwise motion until the courgette is spiralled! See the photo below for how it comes out!
Do the same to the other half of the courgette
Remove the pan from the heat, add the beans and the cream cheese mixture and stir until the bacon is well combined
Add the courgette to the pan, stir then put the mixture into a microwave safe bowl
Microwave on HIGH for 5 minutes
Then add the Feta to the bowl, stir well until a sauce begins to form
The whole amount is 13.5 Syns on Slimming World’s Extra Easy plan. Therefore per serving, it is 7 Syn per portion (I rounded the 6.75 Syn up to 7). However you could use some of the cheese as your A Choice thereby reducing the Syn value. 30g of Parmesan counts as one A Choice and you can have 75g of reduced fat soft cheese as an A choice too so you’d have to work out what that meant for your half of the dish with regards to Syns to count. To keep it simple I have counted the whole dish as Syns.
It makes a tasty and filling lunch. Let me know what you think in the comments!