Betty Crocker's Heart Healthy Cookbook shares a recipe! Dinner ready in just 20 minutes! Enjoy this peanuts topped vermicelli pasta recipe made with veggies and papaya.
ounces uncooked vermicelli
medium red bell pepper, cut into 2x1/4-inch strips
small papaya, peeled, seeded and chopped (about 1 cup)
medium tomato, chopped (about 3/4 cup)
tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
tablespoon peanut, canola or soybean oil
teaspoon ground cardamom
cup cocktail peanuts, chopped
Cook and drain vermicelli as directed on package. Rinse with cold water; drain.
Toss vermicelli and remaining ingredients except peanuts in large bowl. Sprinkle with peanuts.
“If it has pasta in it, I know my husband will eat it. He thinks of pasta as a satisfying and filling dinner, and this one is very tasty and colorful.” Pat R.
Think color! Red pepper, papaya and tomato all contain folic acid. Folic acid protects the heart by lowering the body’s levels of homocysteine, produced when the body breaks down proteins. High levels of homocysteine give you a higher risk of coronary artery disease, and folic acid may be one reason why diets rich in fruits and vegetables are heart-healthy.
NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING
Serving Size: 1 Serving
- Calories from Fat
% Daily Value
- Total Fat
- (Saturated Fat
- Trans Fat
- Total Carbohydrate
- (Dietary Fiber
% Daily Value*:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
Exchanges:1 1/2 Starch; 1/2 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.