Anchovy and Spinach Pasta

Packed full of omega 3 rich anchovies and low glyceamic load lentil pasta, this dish will balance your blood sugars, release energy slowly and provide anti-inflammatory protection and benefits. Oily fish is a great source of omega 3 fatty acids which are essential for our health. The greater the consumption of omega 3 the lower the inflammation in the body. Chronic exposure to inflammation has been found to lead to changes in neurotransmitters that lead to depressive symptoms and increasing omega 3 has been linked to reduced levels on anxiety.

In Sinc Wellness

Recipe by Bryony Sinclair
Serves - 2
Prep. Time - 5 min
Cooking Time - 15 min
DF GF

Ingredients

  • Tin of anchovy filets in olive oil (chopped small)
  • 1 tbsp capers
  • 3 tbsp black olives (chopped small)
  • 3 tbsp green olives (chopped small)
  • 1 tin chopped tomatoes
  • A handful of fresh basil (chopped)
  • 1 red onion (diced)
  • 4-5 big handfuls of baby spinach
  • Red lentil pasta

Method

  • Cook pasta according to packet instructions.
  • Open anchovies and drain oil into a heavy-bottomed saucepan. Add diced onion and fry gently for 5 minutes.
  • Add chopped anchovies and fry for 1 minute until they begin to melt into the onions.
  • Add the chopped tomatoes, olives and capers. Turn up the heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Add spinach and basil and wilt down.
  • Drain pasta and add the sauce to it.
  • Season to taste and serve with a little parmesan and a green salad.

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