- 10 ounces brown rice spaghetti
- 1 red bell pepper, cubed small
- 1 yellow bell pepper, cubed small
- 2 plum tomatoes, sliced into eighths (discard the seeds)
- ½ jalapeño (optional)
- 2 tablespoons dried herbes de Provence
- 2 tablespoons tomato purée
- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar or juice of 1 lime
- 12 cherry tomatoes, quartered
- 1 zucchini, halved then sliced into thin half-rounds
- 1 bunch spinach, chopped
- Handful of black olives
This pasta dish is the perfect example of delicious simplicity, with its homemade tomato and pepper sauce tossed with brown rice spaghetti and then piled high with black olives, zucchini slices, sautéed spinach, and fresh herbs to create something quite magical!
1. Bring the pasta water to a boil.
2. Place the chopped peppers, plum tomatoes, salt, jalapeño (optional) and herbes de Provence into a saucepan. Add ¼ cup water and allow the mix to simmer and gently cook down to form the sauce. If the liquid dries up before the tomatoes and peppers start to release their juice, add more water, 1 tablespoon at a time.
3. After a few minutes, add the tomato purée and the apple cider vinegar or lime juice.
4. Cook the spaghetti according to package directions.
5. Once the tomato and peppers begin to meld into a sauce, add the cherry tomatoes, zucchini slices, and spinach. Mix well and cook for about 5 to 7 minutes.
6. Drain the pasta, then stir the pasta, olives, and an extra sprinkling of herbes de Provence into the sauce.
Ella Woodward is the author of the food blog, DeliciouslyElla.com. She started the blog after being diagnosed with a rare illness called postural tachycardia syndrome (PoTS) in 2011, which left her unable to get out of bed. When conventional medicine failed, she turned to diet and overnight gave up meat, gluten, dairy, sugar, and anything processed. After eighteen months, her illness was in remission. The blog is all about making healthy eating fun, easy and delicious!View all contributions by Ella Woodward