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Gluten-free Courgetti Bolognese

A twist on the traditional spaghetti Bolognese, this recipe is a perfect pairing for our flavoursome Basil water.

Nutritionist, Lauren Windas says ‘Trading wheat products for other plant-based alternatives is a sure-fire way to nourish, keep you satiated and keep your weight at bay.' 

Top Tip
Make sure you have a spiraliser to hand, do not underestimate the importance of creating great texture to your dish, your taste-buds will thank you later.

Serves 4
- 1 large white onion (diced)
- 2 garlic cloves (grated)
- 250g mushrooms (sliced)
- 400g lean mince meat
- 200ml beef stock
- 1 x 400g tin chopped tomatoes
- 1 1/2 tbsp tomato purée
- 1 tsp Italian seasoning or oregano
- 1 tsp chilli flakes
- 5 large courgettes
- 1 handful chopped basil leaves
- Salt & pepper to taste


1. Heat up 1 tbsp of oil in the pan. Once hot, add the grated garlic, onion and mushrooms and fry on a medium heat for 2-3 minutes.

2. Add the mince and fry for a further 10 minutes, stirring every now and then.

3. Stir in the beef stock, chopped tomatoes, tomato purée, Italian seasoning and chilli flakes. Put a lid over the pan and allow to cook on a medium heat for 15-20 minutes.

4. Meanwhile chop the ends of the courgette and spiralize.

5. When the Bolognese is almost done, heat 1 tbsp of oil in a separate pan. Once hot throw in the courgette and gently fry for a few minutes until hot.

6. Divide the portions of spiralized courgette onto 4 plates and then serve the Bolognese on top, along with the chopped basil and sprinkling of salt and pepper.

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Recipe by Registered Nutritionist & Naturopath Lauren Windas, Co-founder of Ardere