Herbed turkey meatballs with courgetti pomodoro

Herbed turkey meatballs with courgetti pomodoro

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From
How to Cook Healthily
Serves
4
Photographer
Issy Croker

Unless you have been living in a parallel universe, chances are you will have seen spiralizers that make “noodles” out of vegetables for a great pasta alternative. There are hundreds of recipes for courgette (zucchini) or carrot noodles out there, so this is the only one I’m going to give you, just to demonstrate the possibilities. You don’t even need a spiralizer – supermarkets now have ready-prepared courgette noodles if you’re really short on time.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
1 large courgette

For the meatballs

Quantity Ingredient
500g minced turkey
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1/2 red onion, finely chopped
8-10g flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped
8-10 basil leaves, finely chopped, plus extra to serve
1 egg

For the sauce

Quantity Ingredient
olive oil, for cooking
1/2 red onion, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
400g passata
1 teaspoon dried mixed herbs
sea salt

Method

  1. Begin by making the sauce. Heat a little oil in a pan, add the onion, garlic and a good pinch of salt and sauté until the onion has softened. Add the passata (strained tomatoes) and mixed herbs and simmer for 25 minutes or so. You are aiming for a thick, rich sauce.
  2. Mix the meatball ingredients together well and roll into balls. Add the meatballs to the sauce and simmer for 20 minutes, to cook through.
  3. Using a spiralizer, make noodles from the courgette (zucchini). Place the noodles in the centre of a plate and top with the meatballs, sauce and basil to garnish.

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