Spinach and Ricotta Gnocchi
|The main ingredient of this lighter gnocchi is ricotta cheese. Recently I have found that it is best and cheapest to purchase the ricotta at the deli counter of the supermarket than in the pots because the ricotta is firmer. The addition of a 400g tin of Borlotti beans (drained and rinsed well) adds flavour, texture and fibre, lowers the GI and makes the meal go further. This dish can be reheated.|
250 grams frozen spinach
Tomato pasta sauce - to serve
400 gram can of borlotti beans (cannelini, soy, butterbeans as desired) optional
Tomato pasta sauce: You can use a jar of low fat tomato pasta sauce and add a can of crushed tomatoes and some fresh herbs such as basil, oregano, marjoram, or your own favourite recipe. If adding Borlotti beans (or alternatives), add to sauce for about five minutes to allow them to heat through.
Serve with pasta and a green salad
Nutritional Comments: A low fat vegetarian meal.