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Fusilli With Zucchini Flowers, Ricotta and Saffron

 
This recipe belongs to the top 10% of the healthiest recipes.healthy
This recipe is vegetarian.vegetarian
This recipe can be made gluten free by choosing gluten-free versions of basic ingredients commonly found in supermarkets or online.gluten-free
 
One serving costs about $4.82 One serving costs about $4.82

$4.82 per serving

2 people like this recipe

2 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

2 vegetarian,gluten-free,healthy,gluten free,lacto ovo vegetarian lunch,main course,main dish,dinner
spoonacular Score:93%

Spoonacular Score: 93%

 

Fusilli With Zucchini Flowers, Ricottan and Saffron might be just the main course you are searching for. One serving contains 483 calories, 27g of protein, and 25g of fat. This gluten free, primal, and vegetarian recipe serves 2 and costs $4.41 per serving. Head to the store and pick up onion, zucchini flowers, saffron, and a few other things to make it today. To use up the almonds you could follow this main course with the Fresh Cherry Clafouti with Almonds as a dessert. Only a few people made this recipe, and 2 would say it hit the spot. All things considered, we decided this recipe deserves a spoonacular score of 94%. This score is great. Similar recipes include Fried Zucchini Flowers with Buffalo Ricotta: Fiori di Zucca Fritte con Ricotta di Bufalan e Pomodori, Ricotta-stuffed Zucchini Flowers, and Fusilli With Raw Zucchini, Mascarpone And Ricotta.

Ingredients

Servings:
some
some almonds
almonds
some
some cooking oil
cooking oil
some
some bell pepper
bell pepper
1
1  red onion
red onion
3.53 oz
3.53 oz ricotta cheese
ricotta cheese
1 packet
1 packet saffron
saffron
some
some salt
salt
12
12  zucchini
zucchini
5.64 oz
5.64 oz fusilloro verrigni o fusilloni
fusilloro verrigni o fusilloni
some almonds
some
almonds
some cooking oil
some
cooking oil
some bell pepper
some
bell pepper
1  red onion
1
red onion
3.53 oz ricotta cheese
3.53 oz
ricotta cheese
1 packet saffron
1 packet
saffron
some salt
some
salt
12  zucchini
12
zucchini
5.64 oz fusilloro verrigni o fusilloni
5.64 oz
fusilloro verrigni o fusilloni

Equipment

bowl
bowl
frying pan
frying pan
bowl
bowl
frying pan
frying pan


Instructions

  1. Fusilli with zucchini flowers, ricotta and saffron
  2. What do I need for 2 people
  3. Wash and finely chop the onion dry them gently in a pan with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil, a pinch of salt and the sliced almonds.
  4. Discard the stem and pistil of the flowers of pumpkin, cut into strips and add them to the mixture, stir briefly and turn off.
  5. Drop the Fusilloro in plenty of boiling salted water and cook for 9 minutes (al dente).
  6. In a bowl mix the ricotta with saffron, add a spoonful of pasta cooking water to obtain a smooth cream, add salt and pepper.
  7. Drain the pasta into the pan with the fried zucchini flowers, add saffron cream and mix gently.
  8. Serve immediately.

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Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $5.47
Ingredient
some almonds
some cooking oil
some bell pepper
1 red onion
100 grams ricotta cheese
1 packet saffron
12 zucchini
Price
$1.07
$0.08
$0.75
$0.37
$1.78
$0.16
$6.74
$10.94

Tips

Health Tips

  • Be conscious of your choice of cooking oils. Some studies have shown that vegetable oils like safflower oil, sunflower oil, and canola oil might actually contribute to heart disease. Olive oil is a good alternative for low temperature cooking, while coconut oil is a recent favorite for high temperature cooking. Do your research!

  • Although the body needs salt to survive, most of us get too much. The problem with consuming too much salt (what chemists call "sodium chloride") is actually the sodium part, which is why people concerned about high blood pressure go on low-sodium diets. If you are trying to reduce salt in your diet, you can try salt substitutes like potassium chloride or try to make do with less salt by using more black pepper, herbs, and spices.

Price Tips

  • Most dairy products stay good well past their sell-by date. Instead of throwing out perfectly safe food that is just a few days or maybe even a week or two old, make sure the product smells fine, has a normal texture, and doesn't taste funny. Sniff testing isn't exactly rocket science and it can keep you from wasting food (and money).

Cooking Tips

  • You should not store your onions with your potatoes because the gases they emit will make each other spoil faster. For more information about selecting and storing onions, check out this lesson about onions in the academy.

  • To keep your eyes from stinging and watering while cutting onions, trying popping the onion in the freezer for 15 minutes before you plan to start cooking. Chilling the onion slows the release of the enzyme responsible for teary eyes.

Green Tips

  • According to the Non-GMO Project, about 90% of the canola oil in the United States is made from genetically modified rapeseed, so if this issue is important to you be sure to buy certified organic or certified GMO-free canola oil!

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
629 Calories
27g Protein
39g Total Fat
54g Carbs
100% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
629
31%

Fat
39g
61%

  Saturated Fat
7g
46%

Carbohydrates
54g
18%

  Sugar
36g
40%

Cholesterol
25mg
9%

Sodium
336mg
15%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
27g
55%

Vitamin C
310mg
376%

Manganese
3mg
153%

Vitamin B6
2mg
113%

Potassium
3579mg
102%

Vitamin A
4911IU
98%

Vitamin B2
1mg
93%

Folate
348µg
87%

Vitamin E
12mg
86%

Magnesium
313mg
78%

Fiber
17g
72%

Phosphorus
707mg
71%

Vitamin K
64µg
62%

Copper
0.97mg
48%

Vitamin B1
0.67mg
44%

Calcium
389mg
39%

Zinc
5mg
37%

Vitamin B3
7mg
36%

Iron
6mg
34%

Vitamin B5
2mg
30%

Selenium
10µg
15%

Vitamin B12
0.17µg
3%

covered percent of daily need

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