Prawn & Rose Harissa Spaghetti – 438 calories

This was a super-quick and filling meal, made using store cupboard ingredients.  I’m not a huge fan of basil pesto, but this rose harissa pesto was absolutely delicious and added a nice spicy kick to the dish.

Preparation time:      10 minutes

Cooking Time:           20 minutes

Serves:                        2

Calories per portion:  438 calories

IngredientsOlive Oil  – 1 Tbsp/15ml

Garlic, Raw  – 2 Cloves/6g

Cherry Tomatoes      – 150g

Chestnut Mushrooms    – 125g

Lemon zest from one lemon   – 4g

Courgette, (julienned, discard the seeded core)   – 1 very large/224g

Dried Chilli Pepper Flakes   – ½ Tsp/1.5g

Baby Leaf Spinach – 1 Serving/90g

Spaghetti, Whole Wheat, Dry Weight – 140g

Cooked Jumbo King Prawns   – 150g

Harissa Paste, Rose, Belazu    – 20g


Preparation: Zest the lemon. Peel the garlic and finely chop. Halve the cherry tomatoes. Wipe the mushrooms and cut into chunks.  Julienne the courgette to make “courgetti” strands.

Cook the pasta following pack instructions, then drain, reserving a ladleful of cooking water.

Heat the oil in a large frying pan, add the courgette strands, mushrooms and tomatoes to the pan and fry over a medium heat for 5 mins, or until beginning to soften and turn juicy. Add the garlic clove and stir for a further 2/3 minutes

Stir through the prawns to heat through for about 2 mins. Add the harissa, lemon zest and spinach stirring to coat and allowing the spinach to wilt.

Add the cooked spaghetti and pasta water to the prawns, spinach and courgette mixture. Stir thoroughly to combine, season to taste and serve.

Nutrition Data Per Serving

Calories (kcal)        437.8
Protein (g)                24.5
Carbohydrate (g)     53.0
Fat (g)                        13.8
Fibre (g)                     11.3
Fruit & Veg                  4.0


3 thoughts on “Prawn & Rose Harissa Spaghetti – 438 calories

  1. This sounds great and I shall try it next week on my pasta night. I ‘m a big fan or rose harissa and use it a lot but I’m not sure how I’d measure out 20grs. Maybe you should add ‘cooked’ to the prawn item? Anyway, thanks for the recipe. I’m sure I’ll enjoy it.

    • I stick the jar of harissa on the scales, zero the scales and weigh things like that in that way. Thanks for the tip re adding the detail the prawns. I’ll do that.

  2. I made a comment but it disappeared so hope it doesn’t appear twice! Thanks for this lovely looking recipe and I look forward to trying it next week on my pasta night! I’m a fan of rose harissa and use it a lot in casseroles etc. but I’m not sure how I’ll measure out 20 grms! Maybe you should add ‘cooked’ to the prawn item? Anyway, good luck with the weight, I’ve fallen off the weight wagon again due to a birthday where I received too many boxes of chocolates and just thought “Know what, I’m a good old age now so I’m going to enjoy these!”

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