Tag: healthy Italian recipes

Sundried tomatoes, celery and white beans salad

Sundried tomatoes, celery and white beans salad

Fresh but full of taste this sundried tomatoes, celery and cannellini beans salad recipe,  is perfect for a light summer lunch or dinner. Suitable for vegans, this recipe is also gluten-free, dairy-free and nuts-free. Celery is low in calories but rich in fibers and has […]

Easy Mediterranean Shakshuka eggs

Easy Mediterranean Shakshuka eggs

An easy version of the classical Mediterranean shakshuka recipe, served with some garlic and chili spinach on a side. My mum used to love eggs and tomatoes sauce, and for me as well it has been an easy and yummy quick recipe, for when I […]

Sumac Greek salad

Sumac Greek salad

A nice and fresh tomatoes salad for the summer with taste of sumac, with olives, cucumber and shallots. A tasty variation to the classic Greek salad, that is great as side dish or even on its on for a light lunch. Sumac is a Middle […]

Egg pasta (pappardelle) with lemony walnuts & spinach pesto

Egg pasta (pappardelle) with lemony walnuts & spinach pesto

Protein pasta like this gorgeous egg “pappardelle” is the perfect type of pasta to have with pesto, as it  provides a more balanced carbs/proteins ratio, leaving you full and satisfied for a real healthy gourmet recipe. As you may have read in my previous post […]

3 courgettes recipes for the Spring

3 courgettes recipes for the Spring

I love courgettes. They are delicate, versatile & low in calories. They are easy to find and inexpensive. They are rich in water, and contains vitamins B group, like folates, vitamin B6 and riboflavin, and they are also rich in minerals like potassium and manganese. […]

Lemony spinach, Greek basil & walnuts pesto

Lemony spinach, Greek basil & walnuts pesto

The best of my pesto recipes so far, this lemony, Greek basil, spinach & walnuts pesto, is utterly delicious and absolutely easy to do. The Greek basil, brings a distinctive aroma, while the spinach, walnuts, lemon & extra-virgin olive oil, have great health benefits. Pesto’s […]

Mackerel, celery, borlotti beans & spelt (farro) salad

Mackerel, celery, borlotti beans & spelt (farro) salad

Ready in less than 15min and delicious, this mackerel, borlotti beans & spelt salad recipe, is super filling and loaded with proteins and vegetables. This recipe is really balanced in its proteins, complex carbs and vegetables ingredients, to keep you fuller for longer and keep […]

Roasted tomatoes, peppers, thyme & feta gnocchi

Roasted tomatoes, peppers, thyme & feta gnocchi

A delicious, comforting and decadent gluten-free gnocchi recipe. Thyme infused, roasted Romano peppers, tomatoes, olive oil and feta cheese for this rich Mediterranean flavors dish, that will satisfy your palate.   Nutritional lowdown. Potatoes gnocchi have a slightly higher GI than pasta, so they need […]

Roasted peppers and tomatoes soup

Roasted peppers and tomatoes soup

This gorgeous soup, will warm up your winter evenings and bring you a host of Mediterranean flavors. Eating a varied and colorful diet is a great way to make sure that your body receives the cocktail of nutrients to support optimum nutrition, so my tip […]

Pumpkin & sage risotto

Pumpkin & sage risotto

A delicate yet, delicious pumpkins and sage risotto, perfect for Halloween and the Christmas season. Made with olive oil instead of butter, it is light yet full of flavor. Gluten-free.  A real, authentic Italian recipe that will impress your guests at a dinner party. More […]

Rocket, walnuts & grana padano cheese salad

Rocket, walnuts & grana padano cheese salad

A tasty and nutrients rich salad made with seasonal ingredients. Rocket is a packed with nutrients, that supports healthy detoxification pathways. Keep it in mind for this winter, it is the perfect accompaniment for those cheese boards and Christmas meals. Walnuts add some crunchiness and healthy […]

Pumpkin, sage & Serrano ham soup

Pumpkin, sage & Serrano ham soup

A tasty pumpkin soup just in time for Halloween. Pumpkins are not just for decoration, but they are rich in anti-oxidants, to support our overall health. Use them freely in soups, risottos, and warm salads accompanied by green vegetables, like kale, chard or savoy cabbage. […]

Polenta with mushrooms & crushed walnuts

Polenta with mushrooms & crushed walnuts

A gluten-free and vegan autumnal recipe, delicious, super easy to make and ready in 15 minutes! It is perfect for those chilly nights in, when you want something comforting but don’t feel like cooking, and it is a great addition for dinner party, for those […]

Asparagus, courgettes & celery soup with fennel seeds

Asparagus, courgettes & celery soup with fennel seeds

Soups are the best way to add fibers to your diet, manage and lose weight. Comforting and filling they can be prepared in advance and frozen for the your convenience. Delicate and delicious this light soup is perfect this late summer and early autumn time. […]

Asparagus & prawns risotto

Asparagus & prawns risotto

This delicious risotto is a perfect for every occasion,from a dinner party to a family dinner. Perfectly balanced in its carbs, vegetables & proteins components it will keep you full for longer and satisfy even the most sophisticated of the taste buds. Ingredients ( serves […]

Feta, tomatoes & olives spaghetti

Feta, tomatoes & olives spaghetti

Some days you need pasta! if you are going for wheat, I would advice you to choose an organic brand, to minimize the exposure to pesticides and GMO. If you are gluten or wheat intolerant, you can choose a gluten-free one and the recipe will […]

Fennel, rocket & grapefruit salad

Fennel, rocket & grapefruit salad

Perfect for the summer this fresh salad adds variety and nutrients to our diet. Perfect with fish like a simple pan fried sea bass fillet or as a starter. A good option as a summer garden party salad. Ready in 5 min Ingredients (serves 1) […]

Italian chicken & peppers (peperonata)

Italian chicken & peppers (peperonata)

An easier version of the classic “peperonata”, and Italian dish very popular during the summer. very rich in fibers and proteins, this version is slightly easier that the traditional one as the peppers are partly roasted in the oven rather than stewed.  In this way […]

How to make Italian tomatoes sauce

How to make Italian tomatoes sauce

Tomatoes sauce can be used on pasta or to give instant flavor to a host of dishes that might otherwise be bland. It can be added to with beans or chickpeas for an instant “baked beans” feeling, or eggs, meats and vegetables for an instant […]

Potatoes and herbs frittata

Potatoes and herbs frittata

A very tasty and speedy frittata recipe, filling and great to use up vegetables leftovers. For this recipe, I used some “rocket, watercress and spinach” leftover salad leaves and some steamed potatoes that I had left from the day before. This frittata is filling, and […]

Asparagus, broad beans & feta frittata

Asparagus, broad beans & feta frittata

A delicious frittata recipe, perfect for a light dinner or brunch, cold buffet or a tasty proteins rich snack before of after the gym. Versatile and delicious, this frittata is easy to make and great to use up some asparagus or feta cheese leftovers. Filling […]

Asparagus & leeks tagliatelle

Asparagus & leeks tagliatelle

This easy to make and light pasta recipe is full of spring vegetables just straight from the British garden. With its content of vegetables and only 65 g of egg pasta ( which is high in proteins), this dish is delicious, filling and satisfying, great […]

Potatoes gnocchi with olives, sundried tomatoes & rocket pesto

Potatoes gnocchi with olives, sundried tomatoes & rocket pesto

A vegan & gluten-free super quick but comforting recipe ready in less than 10 min! Pestos are are really easy to make and a great way to use up your leftovers. There is no need to buy the shop made ones that are going to […]

Serrano ham and spinach breakfast eggs

Serrano ham and spinach breakfast eggs

A healthier take on the typical English breakfast, great for a weekend brunch. The bacon has been substituted with the yummy Serrano ham, and the eggs are accompanied by some deliciously green garlic and chili spinach. The idea is also not to fry, but gently […]

Semi-wholewheat rigatoni with mushrooms ragu’ (bolognese sauce)

Semi-wholewheat rigatoni with mushrooms ragu’ (bolognese sauce)

A healthier version of the classic “Bolognese” sauce, aka Italian ragu. Made with semi-wholewheat rigatoni pasta, and super charged by lots of mushrooms and less mince meat, this pasta is quite balanced in its carbs, proteins and fibers for a longer filling sensation and a […]

Thyme and shallots roast chicken with celeriac chips

Thyme and shallots roast chicken with celeriac chips

Roast chicken, is one of the easiest and straightfoward meals, but this versions has a healthier kick and a different flavour, but still very easy and relatively quick to make. I choose to use the tighs instead of a whole chicken, as they easier to […]

Leftover feta cheese & kale frittata

Leftover feta cheese & kale frittata

Nothing needs to be thrown away in The Healthy Gourmet kitchen! Bits or c rumbles of feta cheese and few green leaves vegetables like spinach or kale, are often found in my fridge. In the typical Italian kitchen, these are often brainstormed and transformed in […]

Lemon & mint smoked haddock with black olives

Lemon & mint smoked haddock with black olives

I love smoked haddock, for its great taste and versatility. This  tasty recipe for the summer brings a hint of Mediterranean flavor to it with mint and lemon. The millet flour is gluten-free and delicate perfect for not overpowering the haddock taste. I din’t manage […]

The power of the Mediterranean Diet

The power of the Mediterranean Diet

A recent exchange on the social media with a few nutrition experts has prompted this post, as I realized that the Mediterranean Diet it is still misunderstood in its principles, also due to recent diets that claim to be inspired by it. First of all, […]

Courgettes & pepper summer salad

Courgettes & pepper summer salad

A lovely and extremely versatile recipe, that can be used in a number of different ways. It can be made in advance and frozen, making it even more convenient and a time saver. Delicious, rich in fibers and a nice variation from the usual side […]