This variation of pasta dish will serve you very well when you are in a hurry. It takes less than 20 minutes to prepare it. What is more, it will be very suitable for your fat loss or muscle gain program. Obviously, you can use this recipe as a regular healthy dish for you and your family.
This Lentil Pasta is bought in the shop. Is made from 100% of lentils flour. You are cooking it in the same way as regular wheat pasta. You may add 2-3 minutes to cooking time.
Lentils present a good amount of plant origin protein. It contains as much as 25g of protein per 100 g of cooked lentils. The proteins will satisfy your hunger for a longer time. In that case, this pasta is a much better option than wheat or even a gluten- free pasta, which contain mainly simple carbohydrates.
What are lentils nutritional data?
|Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)|
|Energy||1,477 kJ (353 kcal)|
|Dietary fiber||10.7 g|
|Thiamine (B1)||76%0.87 mg|
|Riboflavin (B2)||18%0.211 mg|
|Niacin (B3)||17%2.605 mg|
|Pantothenic acid (B5)||43%2.14 mg|
|Vitamin B6||42%0.54 mg|
|Folate (B9)||120%479 μg|
|Vitamin C||5%4.5 mg|
How to prepare Lentils Pasta ?
Get ready ( 4 servings)
- 250 g of lentils pasta ( cooked)
- big package of kale leaves ( peeled off the stalks)
- 1 big white onion, finely chopped
- 1 inch of chili pepper, finely chopped
- 1 tbs of fresh thyme, chopped (optional)
- 3-4 garlic cloves, pressed
- 1 mascarpone cheese
- 20-50 ml of water
- Coconut oil
- Himalayan Salt or Mined Salt
Cook the pasta as written on the package and leave hot on the side
Preheat a saucepan with 1tbs of coconut oil, ghee butter or olive oil, add the onion, thyme, and chili and fry until al dente, add the garlic and after few seconds add the prepared kale leaves. Adding a few spoons of water, let the kale getting tender. You can cook it under the lid for 2-4 minutes and then take the lid off and let the water getting slightly evaporated. Add the mascarpone cheese and let it fully melt. Cook all for another few minutes, you may add few spoons of water when you see the cheese has got a too thick texture. Serve with a handful of cooked pasta.