Tortellini with Fresh Tomatoes & Garlic Salsa

This is a quick dinner recipe with fresh tortellini from the supermarket. All you will need (for 1) is:

– 3 tomatoes
– 1 onion
– 1 garlic clove
– wholegrain spelt bread for dipping

1. Cut the onion and fry on olive oil for 5 minutes, on medium heat.
2. Cube the tomatoes, mince the garlic and add both to the onion. Fry for another 3-5 minutes (depending on how saucy & garlicky you want it).
3. Season as desired, with pepper and basilicum, for example. Pour over your tortellini (prepare according to instructions on the pack) and serve with a slice of spelt bread!

spelt pasta

Benefits of this meal

Garlic and onion
These two super foods have anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-inflammatory (including arthritis and acne) effects, which means they protect your body’s well being and health. Eating garlic often has been shown to decrease risk of colorectal and renal cancer, and eating it every day has been shown to prevent almost all types of cancer. Garlic has also been shown to have protective effects on the cardiovascular system.

Spelt bread
Need more fibre in your diet? Spelt bread is a great source of fiber and nutrients. Eating fibre rich foods, such as spelt bread, is a plus in any Western diet. Fibre has cardio protective effects and keeps your intenstines happy. Furthermore, “Pre-menopausal women eating the most fiber (>30 grams daily) more than halved their risk of developing breast cancer, enjoying a 52% lower risk of breast cancer compared to women whose diets supplied the least fiber (<20 grams/day).” Other than that, spelt also contains 6 of the 8 essential amino acids, vitamin E and B, and phosphorus!

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