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Low-Calorie Italian

Chowder Primavera

Chowder Primavera

Primavera means “spring” in Italian, and this satisfying soup makes the most of the delicate flavors of springtime veggies. The chowder is thickened with puréed vegetables rather than flour and milk or cream, for a lighter, gluten-free option.

Beet Linguine with Cashew Ricotta

A creamy-garlicky cashew ricotta complements the sweet flavors of beets and caramelized onions in this colorful dish. The recipe makes 1 cup of cashew ricotta; save the remaining 1/2 cup for another use.

Pine Nut Agrodolce

Pine Nut Agrodolce with Quinoa and Zucchini

This nutty, chutney-like sauce is used to flavor a simple combination of quinoa and zucchini. The sauce could also be spooned over ricotta to make a dip for pita, used as a sandwich spread, drizzled over a baked potato, or tossed with sautéed tofu cubes.

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