5-ingredient Red Lentil Pasta

INGREDIENTS:

300 g. | 1½ cup

  • red lentils

(cooked)

200 g. | 2 cups

  • whole wheat pasta

(uncooked) 

20 g. | 2 tbsp.

  • rosemary

(fresh or frozen)

150 g. | ½ cup

  • pistachios

(shelled)

60 ml. | ¼ cup

  • lemon juice

60 ml. | ¼ cup

  • water

 Optional Toppings:

  • Fresh Basil
  • Cashew Cream Cheese

(see recipe)

  • Black olives

 ALLERGENS

  • Gluten

(can be substituted with lentil pasta)

Serves: 4 Cook: 15 mins Total: 30 mins

METHOD:

  1. When using dry lentils, soak and cook ½ cup of dry lentils according to the method if necessary.
  2. Cook the pasta according to package instructions, drain the water with a strainer and set the pasta aside afterwards.
  3. When using fresh rosemary, remove the stem and chop the rosemary leaves into tiny bits.
  4. Put a non-stick deep frying pan over medium-high heat and add the lentils, rosemary, half of the lemon juice, the water and half of the pistachios.
  5. Stir occasionally using a spatula until everything cooks and let it cook for about 5 minutes until most of the liquid has evaproated.
  6. Turn off the heat and let the pasta cool down a bit.
  7. Crush the remaining pistachios and divide the pasta and lentils over 2 plates.
  8. Drizzle with remaining lemon juice and garnish with the crushed pistachios.
  9. Serve the pasta with the optional toppings and enjoy!
  10. Store the pasta in the fridge, using an airtight container and consume within 3 days. Store the pasta in the freezer, using Ziploc bags, for a maximum of 60 days and thaw at room temperature. Use a microwave, toaster oven, or frying pan to reheat the pasta or enjoy it cold.

Nutrition Information (per serving)

Calories: 299 Carbs: 43 g. Fat: 8 g. Protein: 13.6 g. Fiber: 9.8 g. Sugar: 3.7 g.

This dish, and 75 other 5-ingredient high-protein recipes are found in ‘5-Ingredient Plant-Based Cookbook: 76 Easy & Delicious High-Protein Recipes‘ that will be released in November 2019.

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