Spicy Asparagus & Tomato Spaghetti

After eating out a lot I tend to go through detox patches as I’m sure most of you do. I try to ease up on meat a lot of the time, maybe it’s because I’ll eat a lot of it in restaurants and maybe it’s because I have a really sensitive stomach. I therefore try to help myself by eating as much fresh food as I can and also making use of simple dishes. Nothing too complicated, something easy and delicious.

So here’s my recipe for spicy asparagus & tomato spaghetti. Enjoy!

Ingredients (this should serve two people):

  • 1 splash of garlic oil
  • 6-8 asparagus
  • A handful of cherry tomatoes
  • 1 x heaped tbsp of Light Philadelphia
  • 1/2 x small tin of tomato puree
  • 1/2 a hot chili
  • Balsamic glaze
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 120g of wholemeal spaghetti

Method:

  • Put a pot of salted water onto the hob
  • Pop a small splash of garlic oil in a pan (I make my own my using a half plastic bottle of olive oil and getting a load of garlic bulbs from the local market, peel the cloves and pop in about twenty of them, leave it for a day or so and then it tastes perfect. Great for dipping bread too).
  • Chop the asparagus into inch long pieces and pop them into the hot pan. Let them sizzle for a couple of minutes until bright green.
  • Add in the cherry tomatoes and let them warm up until they start to burst.
  • As the cherry tomatoes are cooking, finely slice a hot half chili and add to the pan.
  • At this point you should put your spaghetti into the pot of boiling water.
  • Put a big heaped tablespoon of tomato puree, this should be about half a tin, into the pan along with the same of light Philadelphia and stir this in.
  • So it’s not too dry, add a cup of water to this and mix together, let it simmer so all the flavours combine.
  • Add a pinch of salt and black pepper.
  • When the spaghetti is cooked, drain it and throw it into the pan and mix it all in together.
  • Serve in a bowl and drizzle with a little balsamic glaze and enjoy this spicy deliciousness!

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