Sardine Puttanesca with courgette spaghetti

23 Jul

This Sardine Puttanesca recipe is thanks to my colleague and friend Claire who sits next to me in the office. I needed an idea for dinner one night and Claire told me that this recipe was super quick but full of flavour. My twist however is that I add spinach to the sauce and serve the Puttanesca with courgette strips instead of traditional pasta – that way I know I’m getting my greens in too. Since then this has become my go-to recipe when I’m in the mood for pasta but without the grains. 

Hint: This recipe is much quicker if you have a spirallo or a mandolin slicer for the courgettes.

2 tins of sardines in oil

  • 1 can of tinned tomatoes
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 2 tablespoons capers
  • 1/2 cup of olives diced
  • handfull of spinach
  • sea salt to taste
  • 2 large courgettes sliced into thin strips or turned into spaghetti strips with a spiralo
  • 1 teaspoon of coconut or olive oil
This is an easy recipe, start by adding the sardines to the pan to heat up, then add the tinned tomatoes, garlic and capers. Whilst the sauce starts to boil away, slice the courgettes, sprinkle with a pinch of sea salt and add the coconut oil to the pan. Once the oil is hot add the courgettes and fry them until soft.
 
In the meantime add the spinach to the sauce and continue to stir and boil away. Once the courgettes have softened serve topped with the Puttanesca sauce. Yes it’s that easy.
 
A super easy healthy meal in less than 30 minutes!
Don’t forget that sardines are also great for dogs, so add them to the pooch’s bowl once a week – they’ll love you for it.
Enjoy x
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