Cherry, Walnut, and Prosciutto Ravioli
This recipe combines crispy prosciutto, cherries, walnuts and transforms them into a fantastic sauce to be placed over savory cheese ravioli. The cherries and prosciutto create the perfect sweet and salty flavor, while the walnuts add a touch of crunch. We threw some spinach in for extra nutrients and fiber! Oh, and I can’t forget the sage. Sage ties all these flavors together and adds an earthy flavor to this dish.
This is a diabetic friendly pasta recipe that will be enjoyed by all. Due to all of the yummy fillings, ravioli is a lower carbohydrate alternative to regular pasta with only 33 grams of carbohydrate per cup compared to 43 grams of regular pasta! We chose to go with a simple cheese ravioli for this recipe as to not take away from the full-flavored sauce.
This recipe is also filled with some amazing nutrients!
Rich in anti-oxidants and polyunsaturated fatty acids (“healthy fats”). (2)
Evidence indicates a strong link between walnut intake and improved brain health by reducing the inflammatory load on brain cells and improving interneuronal signaling and increasing neurogenesis (reduces the effects of brain aging). (2)
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Kelley, D., et al. A Review of the Health Benefits of Cherries. Nutrients (2018).
Poulose, S. M., et al. Role of Walnuts in Maintaining Brain Health with Age. The Journal of Nutrition144,(2014).