One-Pot Artichoke Fusilli

This artichoke pasta recipe is a fast, one pot meal. Ideal for camping.

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Yield: 3 servings

I made something like this for the first time when I was away camping last week and I've tweaked it a bit now that I'm back. Lovely and easy, but it's best eaten occasionally because the canned artichokes give it a relatively high salt content.

Ingredients

  • 30mL olive oil (~27.4g)
  • 2 cloves garlic (~12g)
  • 750mL water (~750g)
  • 250g fusilli pasta, dried
  • 10g fresh basil
  • 25g sundried tomatoes
  • 1tsp lemon juice (~5.2g)
  • 20g roasted chopped hazelnuts
  • 5g unrefined caster sugar
  • 1 can artichoke hearts, canned, drained (~240g)
  • 1 can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), canned, drained (~240g)

Method

  1. Add the olive oil to the pan and heat
  2. Lightly fry the garlic for a couple of minutes
  3. Chop the basil and sun-dried tomatoes
  4. Add the cold water, pasta, basil, sun-dried tomatoes, lemon juice, hazelnuts and sugar
  5. Drain the artichokes, discard the outer layers if they are tough and chop - add to the pan
  6. Drain the chickpeas and add to the pan
  7. Bring to the boil, cover and then simmer on a low heat
  8. It will take 10 to 12 minutes to cook - stir the pan and then re-cover every 3 minutes
  9. If you feel that there is still too much water left (a small amount is pleasant), heat it with the lid off for a few more minutes.

The point of adding cold water instead of hot water is because the heat up time gives a chance for some of the salt in the artichokes to diffuse into the rest of the dish.

If you're going to make this away from the convenience of a kitchen, I'd suggest combining all of the dry ingredients (pasta, sun-dried tomatoes, hazelnuts and sugar) and putting them in a freezer bag - they can be added to the pot together.

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Special Diets

  • Suitable for vegetarians
  • Suitable for vegans

Nutrition

Per 100g Serving (528g)
Energy 462kJ 2444kJ
Energy 110kcal 584kcal
Fat 3.2g 16.8g
  of which saturates 0.43g 2.3g
Carbohydrates 16.7g 88.3g
  of which sugars 1.9g 9.9g
Fibre 2.2g 11.4g
Protein 3.6g 18.9g
Sodium 130mg 690mg
  as salt 0.33g 1.8g
Fruit/veg portions 0.25 1.3

Values are based on nutritional values of the ingredients, it doesn't allow for evaporation losses or changes caused by cooking. Figures are estimates only.