You know I always enjoy trying something new, especially if it’s vegetarian and healthy! Cue in Chickapea Pasta that is gluten-free, vegan, organic, GMO-free and is packed with protein. What I really appreciate about Chickapea Pasta is that when you read the ingredients, it’s literally just two; organic chickpea flour and organic red lentil flour. That’s it. How nice not to see a bunch of chemicals or weird additives.
I’ve been hearing more and more about pastas made from various kinds of lentils, but I’ve actually never tried any until now. I have to say that I was really impressed and liked how filling this pasta is. I made this vegetarian pasta dish after an evening yoga class and I was shocked at how full I was from such a small amount. Being vegetarian, this huge for me, since regular pasta just doesn’t do the trick and I always find myself hungry an hour later. I’m literally hooked on Chickapea Pasta.
Here’s the recipe for the simple dish I created:
Vegetarian Pasta Dish
- 1 cup Chickapea Pasta
- 1/2 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1 clove garlic
- 1/4 cup chopped onion
- 1/4 cup chopped green bell pepper
- 1/2 cup chopped zucchini
- 3/4 cup chopped fresh spinach
- 1 cup organic marinara sauce
- 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- optional- grated parmesan to top pasta
– In large skillet, heat oil and add garlic and onions to saute. Once translucent, add green pepper and zucchini and continue to saute on medium heat. Turn heat down to low and add spinach until all water is evaporated. Add marinara sauce, oregano and black pepper and simmer on low heat.
-Bring water to a boil and prepare Chickapea Pasta as noted on box. I personally like my pasta cooked a little well done, so I boiled my pasta for 10 minutes.
-Add drained and rinsed pasta to vegetable sauce and simmer on low for an additional 5 minutes. Add any additional seasonings to taste such as crushed red pepper or garlic powder.
-Top with grated parmesan if desired.
As you can see, this recipe was super simple and I was able to sneak in quite a few vegetables to make it extra healthy and low-fat. You can keep this dish vegan by omitting the parmesan, but I enjoyed the little added extra treat on top.
Try it out and let me know what you think!
Please Note: While this post is in partnership with Chickapea Pasta, all opinions are my own.