Low-calorie crayfish and tomato protein pasta recipe

The Vitl Nutrition Team / Jun 1, 2017

Crayfish (also known as "crawfish" and even "crawdads"... not sure who decided that one...) are an excellent and sustainable source of protein. Black bean pasta is a delicious alternative to wheat pasta and each serving is only 310Kcal.


Per serving: 310Kcal, 36g protein, 17g carb, 9g fat

Time: 15mins

Serves 2 


  • 100g black bean pasta
  • 1 tbsp olive oil 
  • 300g cherry tomatoes (halved) 
  • 2 cloves of garlic (finely chopped) 
  • 100g spinach 
  • 120g crayfish tails 
  • Handful of basil (chopped)

  • Sea salt and black pepper to taste

  1. Place a pan of water on to the boil. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a deep frying pan and add the tomatoes to cook on a high heat for 7 minutes. Add splashes of water to stop them sticking. 
  2. After 7 minutes, your water should be boiling, add the bean pasta and cook for 7 minutes. 
  3. At the same time, add the garlic to the frying pan and cook for a further 5 minutes. By this point, the tomatoes should start to disintegrate and create a sauce. For the last 2 minutes, add spinach to wilt and the crayfish to heat through. 
  4. Drain the pasta, mix in the sauce, season and top with basil. 

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