Spaghetti pomodoro

This is a dish we give to athletes the night before a long run or race. Delish, not going to cause any *issues* on the run, good dose of carbs.

Serve with loads of black pepper and parmesan. A glass of milk on the side. Rock ‘n’ roll spag!

Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 10 mins
Servings: 1
Servings: 1


  • 2-3 tbsps olive oil
  • one small a red onion, chopped 
  • 1 large clove of garlic, finely chopped
  • half a glass of red wine – optional
  • 400g tin of chopped tomatoes
  • 1-2 dessert spoons of tomato puree
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar
  • sea salt
  • black pepper
  • 2-3 teaspoons of mixed herbs
  • spaghetti – portion size varies according to the individual. As a rough guide it’s 80g for women and 120g for men with this recipe – that’s dry weight.
  • fresh grated parmesan and course-ground black pepper to serve


Fry the onion in olive oil, and garlic if using.

Add the wine and cook off.

Add the chopped tomatoes, puree, salt, pepper, herbs and sugar and simmer for ten mins.

Stir into cooked spaghetti and serve with grated parmesan and black pepper.

Have a nice run.

Nutrition Info


Tomatoes are rich in lycopene which is a pokey antioxidant. Antioxidants are like bouncers at a night club, they go around finding stray electrons that are busy causing trouble in your body, and find them a love partner so they can both stay in and cuddle on the sofa.

Tomatoes are also a brilliant source of vitamin C, which supports skin and connective tissue health as well as immunity and iron absorption. The biotin in tomatoes is good for controlling blood sugar.

Find your new natural

Good nutrition gives you the edge. Get it with a Sports Nutrition plan from Nuush.

Yes! You can eat pasta and potatoes – carbs are not the enemy.

Sally Pinnegar

Portion Guidelines

Instead of living with the bore of weighing food, counting points or calories and tapping everything you eat into a phone you can use nature’s custom-designed tool – your hands!

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