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Spaghetti alla Genovese
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Spaghetti alla Genovese
Method

For the pasta

  • In a pot full of boiling water, add the salt and pasta.
  • Boil for 8 minutes and drain.
  • Reserve some of the pasta water before draining.

For the pesto Genovese

  • In a food processor, add the olive oil, garlic and pepper. Beat until the garlic has completely broken down.
  • Add the basil leaves and beat until completely incorporated.
  • Scrape down the sides of the bowl with a spatula and beat again. The basil has to break down completely.
  • Add the cashews and beat until they break down completely.
  • Add the parmesan and beat for 3-4 seconds to incorporate.
  • Transfer mixture to a large bowl and add the hot pasta.
  • Mix with tongs and add 2 spoonfuls of the reserved pasta water.
  • Mix again and serve with extra basil leaves and some extra virgin olive oil.
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Nutritional
Chart

Nutrition information per 100 gr.

434
Calories (kcal)
22 %

Calories

Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

27.0
Total Fat (g)
39 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

6.0
Saturated Fat (g)
30 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

31.0
Total Carbs (g)
12 %

Carbohydrates

The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

2.4
Sugars (g)
3 %

Sugars

Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

14.0
Protein (g)
28 %

Protein

It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

5.0
Fibre (g)
20 %

Fibers

They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

0.51
Sodium (g)
9 %

Salt

A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.