Oops – tinned spaghetti in tomato is a bit of a go-to around here when we’re in a rush. Which is all too often. But toss in a spoonful of herbs & spices and suddenly you’ve got something worth slowing down for.
Here is one of the QUICKEST light lunches EVER!
Seriously, spaghetti and tomato? These two lends themselves to almost any flavour you can think of, I’m sure. But today we decided to spice things up a bit.
To a tin of spaghetti I would usually add one Tablespoon of YIAH Dip Mix or YIAH Couscous Blend, or one teaspoon of YIAH Spice Blend. But this time we’re going Louisiana Creole – a red hot blend of chillies and pepper with onion, garlic, cumin, parsley and coriander thrown in for authentic jambalaya flavour.
You need so few ingredients and tools to whip up this quick morsel you could easily do it at work…
Mix it in… too easy!
Microwave on high for one minute, stir then microwave for a further minute.
Slop onto your plate(s).
Serve with a fresh side salad and slab of steamed meat. Oops, done it again! But I was in a hurry, right? Well, at least these soft(ish) boiled eggs add some extra protein and nutrition. But if you’ve got time for a salad – by all means, you’ll benefit from it!
I haven’t looked in-depth into the ‘health-factor’ of tinned food yet. Some say that all goodness is destroyed in the heating process. Hmm. Watties say that tinned spaghetti is a good source of lycopene which is great – but that’s all they’ve got to say for it! My advise for any other time-pressed spaghetti eaters out there is don’t eat it on toast – that’s just carbohydrates on carbohydrates. And while carbohydrates give you energy, if you don’t USE that energy – it will just turn to fat. And I don’t know anyone who wants that! Add some protein and salad or veg if possible to round out the meal. Follow us on LinkedIn or join our VIP Group to learn more about how these ingredients benefit your health in up-coming posts.
I haven’t got really creative in beautifying spaghetti yet – but I think it helped that I happened to have some fresh parsley in the garden. A bit of green – voila!
Eat with minimal fuss:
Good for the microwave – I don’t think you can get much fuss-free than this!
- 1-3 teaspoon(s) YIAH Louisiana Creole Dip Mix (or 1 teaspoon of any YIAH Spice Blend, 1 tablespoon of any YIAH Dip Mix - according to taste)
- 1 420g tin spaghetti in tomato
- Place spaghetti in a microwave safe jug (or saucepan if heating on stovetop). Add 1-3 teaspoons YIAH Dip Mix or YIAH Spice Blend of choice and mix until combined.
- Heat according to instructions on tin (for me thats one minute on high in the microwave - covered, stir and repeat).
- Serve... enjoy your TASTY spaghetti!
How often do you eat tinned spaghetti? What do you eat it with? Do you think of it as ‘healthy’, or ‘fast food’? Have you tried it with any of our herb and spice blends? Which ones? What are your easiest ‘quick lunch’ go to’s? Please comment below – we’d love to hear from you!