This post is sponsored by Barilla but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.
Barilla’s new Red Lentil Penne is PERFECT for this Vegan Lemon Garlic Pasta. Tastes quite indulgent but is healthy!
Have you tried vegan pasta? I had not until I made this Lemon Garlic Pasta dish with Barilla Red Lentil Penne Pasta. And how was it? Exquisite… tasty… nutritious and down right a dish I would make again.
Previous experience with vegan pasta led me to believe all vegan pastas were the same: poor taste and/or texture, questionable ingredients and more.
BUT… Barilla has fixed this issue for good by creating two delicious legume based pastas; Red Lentil and Chickpea.
The beauty of these pastas is they are make from one simple ingredient and have superior taste and texture vs. the pastas I’ve tried in the past.
Plus, the nutritional elements are unbeatable. They include:
- – Plant-Based Protein
- – Fiber Rich
- – Gluten Free
- – Non-GMO Certified
- – Vegetarian/Vegan
- – Grain Free
You’re probably wondering how it cooks up in recipes. Glad you asked! I used the Red Lentil variety to make a simple classic lemon garlic pasta that is easy enough for those busy weekenights yet elegant enough for a date night at home.
Vegan Lemon Garlic Pasta with Spinach
- 2 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 8 ounces white button mushrooms
- 1 bunch fresh spinach stems removed
- 2 large cloves garlic minced
- 2 whole lemons juiced
- 1/4 cup vegetable broth
- 1 package Barilla Red Lentil Rotini Pasta cooked according to package directions
In a large skillet over medium heat, add the extra virgin olive oil. Heat through. Ad the mushrooms, spinach and garlic. Cook until spinach wilts.
Add the lemon juice and broth. Cook for about 5 minutes or so until mushrooms are cooked through.
Add the cooked pasta to the skillet and stir to coat. Serve immediately. Enjoy!
It doesn’t matter what you lifestyle is, Barilla’s Red Lentil Pasta is for you. It’s easy to whip up on a busy weeknight and tastes clean and fresh. It’s perfect with fresh veggies or any any recipe you can dream up from the simplest to the more complex. The taste and texture will satisfy you. I know it did for me.
Grab your boxes of this healthy pasta alternative on Amazon so you too can enjoy this with your own favorite recipes. It’s so versatile that you really should buy multiple boxes. Trust me.