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Light recipes are increasingly popular among those who want to adopt a healthy lifestyle without sacrificing taste.

Light recipes: more health and taste with Italian tomato sauce

Tomato sauce is certainly an essential ingredient to enhance these recipes. In addition to being delicious, it is also light and healthy.

In this article, we will discuss cooking inspirations based on light recipes, so that you can include light yet nutritious dishes in your diet, perfect for the daily menu.

Light recipes: the benefits of tomato sauce

Tomatoes are a valuable addition to light recipes, partly due to their high levels of lycopene, an antioxidant with beneficial effects on the body. To combine taste and meal quality, we can take an excellent Italian recipe as an example: wholegrain spaghetti with mussels.

In this delicacy, tomato adds a touch of fresh flavour, also increasing the value of the dish, without making it too heavy. From a flavour standpoint, this is a winning combination because the robust taste of the mussels provides a pleasant contrast to the lightness of the tomato, which literally melts in your mouth.

Light and fast tomato dishes

Those who are used to making quick recipes that include tomato sauce know that Pomì products are perfect for allowing you to save time in the kitchen, while guaranteeing a dish made with healthy ingredients.

Spaghetti with red garlic, for example, combines an intense taste with the convenience of a first course that only takes a few minutes to make. Adding a basil leaf while heating the sauce in a small pan can be a great way of giving it more depth of flavour.

Light soups with tomato sauce

  • Lentil and tomato soup: a perfect combination of vegetable protein and hearty flavours, ideal for warming up on cooler days.
  • Barley and vegetable soup: pearl barley and a mix of vegetables are combined in a light tomato sauce for a nutritious, low-calorie meal.
  • Chickpea soup with pomarola: chickpeas, herbs and tomato sauce create a comforting dish that is rich in fibre.
  • Tomato and basil velouté: a smooth, velvety cream seasoned with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and fresh basil leaves for a touch of freshness.

Low-calorie main courses

Tomato sauce is not only for first courses and soups: its versatility also makes it an excellent ingredient for main courses. Using it as a base or as a condiment can turn even the simplest of main courses into a tasty but low-calorie dish.

Here are some light main courses that make the most of the flavour of tomato sauce:

  • Beef ribs with cherry tomatoes: these ribs are browned until golden-red and then finished in the oven with a sprinkling of fresh cherry tomatoes and basil. The result is a succulent but surprisingly light dish, perfect for a special dinner without excess.
  • Chicken marinated in with coconut milk in tomato sauce: chicken, marinated in coconut milk and then slowly cooked in a spicy tomato sauce, creates a creamy, mouth-watering contrast. This dish satisfies cravings for creaminess without excess calories.
  • Crispy dried fish on a bed of tomato sauce: served on a bed of fresh, herb-flavoured tomato sauce, the dried fish becomes crispy on the outside and succulent on the inside. This dish is not only light but also full of omega-3 and other essential nutrients.

Why choose Pomì products

Pomì is a 100% Made in Italy brand that stands out for the high quality of its tomatoes, ideal for all your recipes. Choosing Pomì means bringing a product to your kitchen that guarantees unique taste, traceability and respect for the environment. Our tomatoes are grown until ripe under the sun in the Po Valley, in Emilia-Romagna, the heart of Italy’s Food Valley.

Be sure to choose the right product for each of your recipes: tomato paste, for example, is used in small doses when you are cooking for many people and want to give the sauce a stronger taste. When preparing each individual recipe, always follow the recommended directions to ensure optimum success for the dish.

Looking for a spicy touch for your dishes? Try the Pomì arrabbiata sauce!



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