Feb 18, 2011

Day 49, New Year

Spinach Vermicelli and
Roasted Vegetables
This has the to be the most delicious meal I've made in a long time and so easy!!

I have a hard time cooking "for one", but tonight I was determined to take the time and make myself a healthy and delicious meal, but it had to be easy!

I picked up some spinach vermicelli at Whole Foods a few weeks ago but never got around to cooking it.  A one cup (uncooked) portion is a hefty 8 points! But today I had the points and I decided I would try it.

I put some halved grape tomatoes, a quarter of a white onion, a chopped zucchini and a full head of garlic (whole) in a roasting pan, drizzled some olive oil on it, some salt and pepper and tossed to coat. I roasted it for about 40 min in a 400 C oven and it was done. The vermicelli cooked in boiling water in about 45 seconds.  You can't really see it in this photo but after it's cooked, the vermicelli is a very light transparent green.

Absolutely loved this. It was worth the 11 points (vermicelli + olive oil).  There is about half the vegetables left in the pan and I'll use that pureed tomorrow with some fat free chicken stock to make a soup.

Long weekend here in Ontario for most of us....and I'm just relaxing and hanging out at home.  Hope your weekend is awesome!


  1. Looks delicious! What exactly is vermicelli? I've never known....

  2. That looks really good! I may have to try it!