Green Lentil Penne With Deconstructed Pesto

Green Lentil Penne With Deconstructed Pesto

Explore Cuisine’s Green Lentil Penne Pasta brings a delightfully soft texture to your kitchen table and is packed with 13 grams of protein and a healthy, low saturated fat content. Teeming with vitamins and minerals, this pasta is organic and gluten-free, and it can be paired nicely with any sauce bringing a smile to your family table tonight.

2
Servings
284
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 package green lentil penne, cooked, drained
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • garlic cloves, sliced thin
  • Handful fresh basil leaves, roughly torn
  • Salt and chile flakes, to taste
  • 3 Tablespoons pine nuts, toasted
  • Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese (optional)

Directions

Heat oil in a small sauté pan. Add garlic and cook one minute. Toss penne with garlic oil. Gently fold in torn basil.

Season with salt and chile flakes.

Garnish with pine nuts. Add cheese if desired.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
30g
43%
Sugar
1g
1%
Saturated Fat
14g
58%
Carbohydrate, by difference
3g
2%
Protein
3g
7%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
12µg
13%
Calcium, Ca
4mg
0%
Choline, total
13mg
3%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
8µg
2%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
56mg
18%
Manganese, Mn
2mg
100%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
129mg
18%
Water
1g
0%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Lentil Shopping Tip

Legumes are high in a number of nutrients, especially protein and fiber – filling you up with relatively few calories.

Lentil Cooking Tip

Beans are done when they can be easily mashed with a fork – make sure to test a few in case they have not cooked evenly.