I love tomatoes. They’re good no matter how you have them. When Tuttorosso Tomatoes contacted me asking if I wanted to try some of their tomatoes for their Inspiralize the Spring promotion, I was ecstatic. Tomatoes are versatile and add great flavor to almost any dish.
My tomatoes arrived with five tantalizing recipes: Al Fresco Zucchini Pasta Salad, Spiralized Turnip Mushroom and Tomato Risotto, Pasta Arrabiatta with Carrot Noodles, Tuscan Sausage and Kale Ragu with Butternut Squash Fettuccini, and Parsnip Spaghetti All’Amatriciana. Each recipe replaces the starch (rice or noodles), with vegetables. You use a vegetable “spiralizer” to turn veggies into your rice or noodle. Not only does this change up dishes you may be used to, but it also makes the dish healthier. We made the Parsnip Spaghetti All’Amatriciana which only has 263 calories per serving! If I indulge and have a little extra, I won’t be going overboard on the calories.
Just a few, simple ingredients made a flavorful, unique dish. We’ve never had parsnips in our house before, but I think we’ll be adding them to our repertoire.
Spiralizing the parsnips was more fun than I thought it would be. It’s also something you could allow your child to do so they can have fun helping out in the kitchen. I borrowed my spiralizer from a friend, but you can easily find one on Amazon. They’re not expensive.
The final dish was lovely. The tomatoes were undoubtedly the star of this dish. They were rich, flavorful, and pulled everything together beautifully. I have a can of crushed tomatoes with basil, and peeled plum tomatoes left and I can’t wait to try the other recipes Tuttorosso sent me. Head on over to Tuttorosso’s site to get all of the recipes I mentioned and more.