Vetta's Smart Pasta Range

Vetta's Smart Pasta Range

Vetta's Smart Pasta Range


The healthy pasta pioneers at Vetta Pasta have launched a new range of dinner plate essentials, tailored especially for customers wanting healthier alternatives, without having to compromise
on taste.

The new Smart Pasta range includes two pasta options; High Protein Low Carb and Cholesterol Lowering, made using authentic Italian techniques from the finest Australian durum wheat, sourced in northern NSW.

Healthier for you, with the same great taste as regular white pasta, Vetta's new Smart Pasta
range is guaranteed to please all health - conscious past a lovers, as well as those who might have been avoiding pasta for dietary reasons.

High Protein Low Carb is available now in Penne Rigate (375g) - and Spirals and Rollini from February 2014.


Great for fitness fiends or those with healthy New  Year's resolutions, the higher protein content comes naturally from wheat gluten, and helps weight loss by regulating appetite and cravings
after a meal. Also great for re-stocking after a hard session in the gym!

Perfect for health - conscious customers, looking to reduce the risks associated with high cholesterol likeheart disease, Vetta's Cholesterol Lowering pasta is currently available in Spirals and Spaghetti (375g) and will be launching in Penne Rigate from February 2014. The cholesterol lowering property comes in the form of active betaglucan from the addition of oat fibre mixed into the durum wheat.


However, unlike many types of pasta suitablefor specialiseddietary requirements, Vetta
Cholesterol Lowering pasta tastes just as great as standard white pasta.

Produced in Victoria by Rinoldi Pasta, Australia's oldest pasta manufacturer, Vetta's Smart Pasta
range is currently available in Woolworths supermarkets nationally, as well as selected IGA and FoodWorks stores, with an RRP of $2.25 (375g).

 

The range will be available in Coles, Ritchies and Drakes supermarkets from February 2014.

 

Zucchini Chilli and Herbed Ricotta Penne

(High Protein Low Carb)

Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Serves 4

Ingredients:
375g Vetta Smart Pasta High Protein Low Carb Penne
2 tbsp. olive oil
400g (approx. 3 large) mixed courgettes (zucchini), finely sliced
2 cloves garlic, crushed

1 large red chilli (seeds removed), finely chopped
Pepper and salt to taste
Grated zest and juice of 1 lemon
200g fresh Ricotta
4 tbsp. fresh herbs chopped (parsley, chives, mint)

Method:
Cook pasta according to packet directions in a large pan of salted, boiling water.
Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large fry pan on medium heat.
Add zucchini, garlic, chilli and lemon zest and stir fry until golden for about 5 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and add the lemon juice.
Drain pasta, reserving ¼ cup cooking liquid and return pasta to the pan.
Stir through the zucchini mix with cooked pasta, adding the reserved liquid if needed
Combine the ricotta, lemon and herbs and set aside.
To serve, place pasta on each plate with the ricotta mix divided equally (approx. 50g) on top.

Chilli and Prawn Spaghetti

(Cholesterol Lowering)

Cooking Time: 15 minutes
Serves 4

Ingredients:
375g Vetta Smart Pasta Cholesterol Lowering Spaghetti
2 tbsp. cup olive oil
½ small red onion, finely chopped

1 garlic clove, crushed
1 long red chilli (seeds removed), finely chopped
¼ cup parsley leaves, finely chopped
16 prawn cutlets, deveined and tails intact

Method:
Cook pasta according to packet directions in a large pan of salted, boiling water.
Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a large fry pan.
Quickly cook prawns until pink.

Remove from pan and add onion, garlic and chilli; cook, stirring for 2 minutes.

Drain the pasta, reserving ¼ cup cooking liquid.
Return the cooked prawns to the pan; add cooked pasta and 2 tablespoons of the cooking liquid.
Stir to combine.

Add the parsley and serve immediately.

For more information, visit http://www.vettapasta.com.au




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