This Incredible Hulk Recipe – Cannelloni Style, is a fab way to use all the greens that you may not be keen on! Normally cannelloni is made with just spinach however adding variety with other greens allows you to consume a wider range of nutrients without compromising on flavour. All cruciferous vegetables (cabbage family) contain cancer-fighting plant compounds and vitamin C. Kale in particular also has bone-boosting vitamin K, vision- and immune-boosting vitamin A, and even anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids.
The rest of the ingredients in the Incredible Hulk Recipe need a mention too! Tomatoes are tasty and a wonderful source of lycopene and cancer fighting antioxidant. But the benefits don’t just end there. Tomatoes provide: vitamin A, vitamin K, vitamins B1, B3, B5, B6, B7, excellent vitamin C, folate, iron, potassium, magnesium, chromium, choline, zinc, and phosphorus. The tomatoes I used for this recipe were home-grown from excess surplus from our green house!
Ricotta cheese provides excellent protein, calcium, phosphorus, Zinc, Vitamin B1, B12 and Vitamin A. If you are worried about excess fats (which by the way because this recipe is natural not processed you shouldn’t be!), you can add a tub of quark in instead.
Incredible Hulk Recipe Ingredients – Cannelloni Style
- Olive oil/coconut oil
- 1 -2 onions/asafoetida powder*
- 1 small cabbage
- 1/2 bag of kale
- 1 broccoli head*
- Ricotta/quark or lacto free cream cheese* or vegan soft cheese
- Pasta – wholemeal (gluten free) lasagne sheets to roll or cannelloni rolls
- 1-2 cans of chopped tomatoes or 500ml passata (can add or include garlic*, olives, basil, peppers, chilli peppers/flakes)
- Hard cheese to top (parmesan or vegan cheese)
- More fresh basil leaves to top
Large salad for serving: Spinach, cucumber, peppers, spring onion*, beetroot… your choice!
How to make the Incredible Hulk Recipe
Heat the oil in a large pan sauté the onions till brown and sweet or add asafoetida powder
Take 1 small head of green cabbage, 1/2 bag of kale and 1 small head of broccoli roughly chop
Add to the cooked onions and heat for 10 minutes
Take off the heat and add the soft cheese or alternative
Blitz in a blender
Take the cannelloni tubes or cooked lasagne sheets and generously fill these with the green mix
Place these into a oven proof dish, when complete top with the tins of tomatoes/ passata and any additional flavours for taste and spice!
Top with sprinkle of parmasan
Cook at 180c for 25-30 minutes
Serve with 1/2 plate covered in salad
This menu has been adapted for Fodmaps and coeliacs.
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