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Healthy Tex-Mex pasta salad (high-protein)

  • Vegetarian Diet

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  • Dairy Free Diet

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Healthy Tex-Mex pasta salad (high-protein)

Method

  • Preheat the oven to 180ο C (350ο F) set to fan.
  • In a pot with salted boiling water, add the penne and boil according to the packet’s instructions.
  • Drain the pasta, add cold water to stop it from boiling, and set aside.
  • Cut the tortillas into small triangle pieces and spread them in a baking pan. Add the paprika, olive oil, salt, pepper, and mix.
  • Bake them for 5-6 minutes until crispy.
  • In a bowl add the chili pepper finely chopped, the beans, the corn, the peppers cut into small cubes, the avocado into cubes, and set aside.

For the dressing

  • In a blender add the coriander, the lime zest and juice, the honey, the olive oil, salt, pepper, and beat well until the ingredients are homogenized.
  • Transfer to the bowl over the vegetables.
  • Add the penne into the bowl and mix.
  • Serve with the green part of the spring onions finely chopped and coriander.
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Nutritional
Chart

Nutrition information per portion

614
Calories (kcal)
31 %

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.

25.0
Total Fat (g)
36 %

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.

4.3
Saturated Fat (g)
22 %

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.

71.0
Total Carbs (g)
27 %

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.

9.8
Sugars (g)
11 %

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.

20.0
Protein (g)
40 %

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.

11.0
Fibre (g)
44 %

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.

0.6
Sodium (g)
10 %

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.

*The nutritional chart and the symbols refer to the basic recipe and not to the serving suggestions.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo

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