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Healthy Quinoa Pasta

Healthy Quinoa Pasta | A tasty low GI carb source

10th September 2015

If you're looking for a healthy, versatile carb source, then look no further than this tasty Quinoa Pasta that also includes a healthy dose of chia seeds.

The great thing about this recipe is that you can use it with your favourite sauce and toppings making it ideal for lunchtime or your evening meal, and ensuring that the whole family can enjoy it.

Ingredients:

  • 2 Cups Of Quinoa Flour
  • 2 tbsp Of Chia Seeds
  • 2 tbsp Of Chia Seeds (Soaked in 6 tbsp Hot Water & Stirred Until a Paste Forms)
  • 2 tsp Olive Oil
  • 1/2 Cup Warm Water

Method:

  1. Pour the quinoa flour onto a flat surface and form into a pile, making a well in the middle
  2. Pour the oil, chia seed mix and some of the water into the well and begin to incorporate some of the flour, whilst avoiding breaking the "wall" of the well
  3. Gradually add more water as needed to moisten the flour, then use your hands to begin to knead the flour (don't worry if it seems dry)
  4. Let it rest by wrapping in cling film and leaving it on the counter for 20 minutes
  5. Divide the dough into quarters and roll out with a thin rolling pin
  6. The pasta should be rolled until it will fit through the largest setting on a pasta machine
  7. Take the first roll out and fold in half, turn 90 degrees and feed into the roller again, then repeat until you achieved the desired thickness
  8. The dough is now ready to be cut into lasagne sheets, noodles, or ravioli parcels
  9. To heat, boil the pasta for no more than three minutes

Macros (per serving):

  • Protein - 8.6 g
  • Carbs - 40.8 g
  • Fats - 7.7 g
  • Calories - 279 kcal

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Recipe Info

  • Prepared in 60 Minutes
  • 4 Servings
  • £1.70 per serving
  • 279 kcal
  • Difficult

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