Carrots -theoretically just like potatoes- are so much healthier when eaten uncooked. The difference, of course, is that while eating raw potatoes increases the danger of solanine poisoning, carrots are perfect when eaten with minimum or no cooking, not to mention nutritious.

Laziness Factor: 1

[where 0 is yawning and 4 is performing two heart transplants simultaneously]

Ingredients for 3-4 servings:

– 250g ravioli

– 350g tomato sauce

– 3 cloves of garlic

– 1 small onion

– 150-200g mushrooms, chopped

– 150ml red wine

– 15 caper berries

– 2 big carrots, grated

– salt, pepper, oregano

– olive oil

 

1.

Boil the ravioli in salted water following the cooking instructions.

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2.

Throw the garlic and the onion in a pan with hot olive oil. Then add the mushrooms.

Keep in mind that mushrooms absorb a lot of oil, so make sure you cook them over maximum heat.

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3.

When the onion and the garlic turn clearer, add the wine. This will darken the ingredients already added, but this recipe ends up truly colourful, you’ll see…

It’s important that all the wine is evaporated, so keep the heat at max.

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4.

Add the tomato sauce, season with oregano, salt and pepper.

Then add the capers and lower the heat.

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5.

Just 1 minutes before you drain the ravioli, add the carrot into the sauce. It will have enough time to absorb some water, but still it will remain crunchy.

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6.

Drain the ravioli, toss them in the sauce and stir. Immediately remove for the heat.

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7.

There we are: a dish that combines the sweetness of the onion and carrots with the sour capers and the filling of the ravioli. Enjoy!…

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Alternative lazy scenario:

Something you can add to this recipe in the very end, is a grated zucchini. Just like a carrot, a zucchini can perfectly be eaten raw, retaining all its flavor.

 

Here is the video version of this recipe:

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