Linguine with Garlic, Prawns and Spinach

Posted 14 February 2012 by

In a recent search for healthier recipes, I came across Italian chef Gino D’Acampo’s book The I Diet (“The Italian Diet”). The recipes look pretty good, some low-calorie, some not so much, but all based around tasty and nutritious Mediterranean ingredients. This is a recipe for linguine (or any long pasta) with garlic, prawns and spinach (aka linguine con gamberi e spinaci). As much as I resist the thought of pasta without some kind of cheese, this was actually very tasty, filling and comes in at 449 calories a portion.

A plate of garlic, prawn and spinach linguine.

Ingredients (serves 4):

  • 300 g linguine
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 150 g spinach leaves
  • 400 g uncooked prawns, peeled
  • 4 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 10 cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • salt and black pepper

Cook the pasta in salted water. Heat the olive oil and fry the garlic for a minute. Add the spinach and cook for 2 minutes.

Frying spinach leaves

Stir in the prawns and parsley and season. After 2 minutes, lower the heat. Drain the cooked pasta and add it to the pan. Stir in the cherry tomatoes and lemon zest and serve.

A frying pan full of linguine, prawns, spinach and cherry tomatoes


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