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Pasta Nests with Beets

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Pasta Nests with Beets

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Health Score:
89 / 100
15 min.

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Nutritional values

The noodle nests are really full, and that for a long time! The complex carbohydrates, which are abundant and slowly digested, ensure this. The blood insulin level only rises bit by bit - and with this metabolic state no fat is stored; in addition, the pasta contains a lot of dietary fibres which support the whole thing.

These "earthy" ingredients go well with freshly grated horseradish for sprinkling - much better than cheese! Horseradish has no fat, no calories, its spiciness, caused by essential oils, pushes the digestion and has a positive effect on the gastrointestinal tract.

1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie509 cal.(24 %)
Protein16 g(16 %)
Fat11 g(9 %)
Carbohydrates83 g(55 %)
Sugar added0 g(0 %)
Roughage13 g(43 %)
Vitamin A1.3 mg(163 %)
Vitamin D0 μg(0 %)
Vitamin E2.3 mg(19 %)
Vitamin K73.8 μg(123 %)
Vitamin B₁0.2 mg(20 %)
Vitamin B₂0.2 mg(18 %)
Niacin5.4 mg(45 %)
Vitamin B₆0.4 mg(29 %)
Folate116 μg(39 %)
Pantothenic acid0.7 mg(12 %)
Biotin5.2 μg(12 %)
Vitamin B₁₂0 μg(0 %)
Vitamin C19 mg(20 %)
Potassium6.6 mg(0 %)
Calcium154 mg(15 %)
Magnesium94 mg(31 %)
Iron4.8 mg(32 %)
Iodine15 μg(8 %)
Zinc2.4 mg(30 %)
Saturated fatty acids1.7 g
Uric acid129 mg
Cholesterol0 mg
Complete sugar20 g
Development of this recipe:


7 ozs Tagliatelle (cooking time: about 8 minutes)
4 Juniper berries
2 carrots (about 200 grams)
2 Tbsps olive oil
1 sm stalk Leeks (about 125 grams)
9 ozs cooked Beets (vacuum packed)
How healthy are the main ingredients?
Leekolive oilsaltJuniper berriescarrot

Kitchen utensils

1 Peeler, 1 Cutting board, 1 Large knife, 1 Small knife, 1 Mandoline, 1 Pot (with lid), 1 Mortar, 1 large Sieve, 1 Wooden spoon, 1 Tablespoon, 1 Measuring cups, 1 Paper towel

Preparation steps

Pasta Nests with Beets preparation step 1

Cook pasta according to package directions in plenty of boiling salted water until al dente.

Pasta Nests with Beets preparation step 2

Place juniper berries in a mortar and crush coarsely. Peel and cut carrots on a vegetable slicer into thin slices.

Pasta Nests with Beets preparation step 3

Heat the olive oil in a pot. Pour in carrot slices and crushed juniper berries, cook covered for about 2 minutes on low heat and season lightly with salt.

Pasta Nests with Beets preparation step 4

Meanwhile, clean the leek, cut in half lengthwise, rinse and cut crosswise into 1 cm (approximately 1/2-inch) wide strips. Add to the carrot slices, pour in about 5 tablespoons of water and cook for another 5 minutes.

Pasta Nests with Beets preparation step 5

Rinse beets, pat dry, cut on the vegetable slicer into thin slices, add to the vegetables in the pot and heat. Season with salt and pepper.

Pasta Nests with Beets preparation step 6

Drain the pasta in a sieve and arrange in nest shapes on plates. Fill in the pasta nests with vegetables and serve.