Celebrate National Pasta Month with Recipes from Explore Cuisine
October 25, 2017
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October is National Pasta Month and October 17th was National Pasta Day, not that we need a month or day to enjoy delicious pasta. Today's options go far beyond wheat or white, with trending brands like Explore Cuisine offering pastas made from organic beans, lentils, and peas, loaded with protein, iron, and fiber.
To celebrate, we have two recipes to share: Simple Spaghetti is an easy quick meal, while Organic Edamame and Mung Bean Fettuccine in a Light Pesto Sauce will satisfy those who like to mix things up in the kitchen.
Organic Edamame and Mung Bean Fettuccine in a Light Pesto Sauce
Mung bean is a rich source of iron and folate! Explore Cuisine’s Edamame & Mung Bean Fettuccini is a high-fiber and vegetarian-friendly pasta which has only two gluten-free, whole food ingredients; organic edamame and organic mung beans. Enjoy this delicious and good for you pasta with a light pesto sauce:
7 oz. Explore Cuisine Edamame and Mung Bean Fettuccine - cooked and drained
2 large yellow squashes, peeled into ribbons with a peeler
3.5 oz. pecans - peeled & halved
1/2 cup pomegranate seeds
3 oz. pine nuts
LIGHT PESTO SAUCE:
1 large bunch of fresh basil
2 cloves garlic
2 oz. olive oil
2 tbsp pine nuts
1/2 tsp coarse sea salt
Peel skin from garlic cloves, and chop into big chunks. Using a food processor, pulse basil, garlic, and nuts several times until finely chopped. Add the salt and olive oil, pulse until blended. Pesto may be thick, so add more olive oil for a looser consistency. Lightly toast the pecans, pomegranate seeds and pine nuts in skillet. Mix the fettuccine with the sauce, gently fold in the remaining ingredients. Serve immediately.
Simple Vegan Chickpea Spaghetti
High in fiber and low in fat. Explore Cuisine’s Chickpea Spaghetti is a perfect organic, gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian-friendly pasta, made with real organic pea protein. Simply add your favorite pasta sauce for an easy and quick lunch or dinner.
1 box Explore Cuisine Chickpea Spaghetti
1/4 cup nutritional yeast (optional)
1 cup organic pasta sauce
Cook the spaghetti until soft according to the packet directions. Drain the water from the pasta, and stir in the pasta sauce. Add more if you like more sauce. Serve in bowls and then sprinkle the nutritional yeast on each one. Season with salt and extra nutritional yeast if desired.