Fiesta Carbonara

with Bacon, Almonds & Basil

  • 25 min
Family Friendly
Pork
Gluten
Nut
A fresh and nutritious twist on the classic carbonara, with bacon, peas and almonds. Humble little peas are a source of nine different micronutrients, and are especially high in thiamin, a B vitamin that helps our heart to function properly.
Carbonara

Ingredients

1 tbsp
Almonds
4 slice(s)
Bacon, Slice
8 g
Basil
1
Egg(s)
1
Garlic Clove(s)
1/2 cup(s)
Green Peas
1/2
Lemon(s)
15 g
Parmesan
200 g
Spaghetti
100 g
Yogurt
Nutritional facts
Serving per portion
Amount / Serving
Calories
959 kcal
Total fat
34 g
Saturated Fat
12 g
Sodium
1 g
Total Carbohydrate
112 g
Fiber
10 g
Sugar
8 g
Proteins
49 g

Instructions

Cook the pasta
1

Cook the pasta

Bring a pot of salted water to a boil over medium-high heat. Add pasta and cook for 10-12 min, stirring from time to time until pasta is cooked (al dente). Reserve half a cup of cooking water. Drain and reserve.

Toast the almonds
2

Prepare the ingredients

Mince the garlic and basil. Juice the lemon. Finely slice the bacon.

Cook the bacon
3

Prepare the sauce

Whisk the egg(s) and yogurt together in a bowl. Season with salt & pepper to taste.

Prepare the ingredients
4

Toast the almonds

Lightly toast the almonds in a dry non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Reserve.

Add eggs and yogourt
5

Cook the bacon & ingredients

Sauté the bacon slowly in the same pan over medium-low heat. After 1 min, add garlic and continue cooking until bacon is golden and crispy, about 5 min. Add in the almonds, peas, basil and** lemon juice**.

Serve
6

Mix everything and serve

Pour in the egg mixture and the pasta. Toss until evenly coated, silky and creamy, adding reserved cooking water if needed. Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve.