Red Lentil Penne With Green Beans and Tomatoes

Red Lentil Penne With Green Beans and Tomatoes

With the smooth texture of flour pasta and the healthy benefits of lentils, Explore Cuisine’s Red Lentil Penne is a fantastic choice to keep your family happy and healthy. Comprised of only two ingredients, this pasta is packed with 11 grams of protein and is a good source of fiber. Organic, gluten-free, free of GMOs, and low GI, it’s pasta reinvented!

2
Servings
181
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 package red lentil penne, cooked
  • 1/3 Pound green beans
  • 1/3 pint grape tomatoes, halved
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, shaved
  • 1 Tablespoon parsley, chopped
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Chile flakes, to taste

Directions

Cook green beans in boiling salted water for 5 minutes. Shock in an ice bath to stop the cooking and set the color. Drain then slice into thirds.

Heat oil in a sauté pan over medium-high heat. Add garlic and cook 1 minute. Add beans and tomatoes to warm through.

Toss bean mixture with penne, parsley, salt and pepper, and chile flakes.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
16g
23%
Sugar
2g
2%
Saturated Fat
13g
54%
Carbohydrate, by difference
9g
7%
Protein
3g
7%
Vitamin A, RAE
436µg
62%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
14mg
19%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
14µg
16%
Calcium, Ca
29mg
3%
Choline, total
14mg
3%
Fiber, total dietary
5g
20%
Fluoride, F
28µg
1%
Folate, total
28µg
7%
Iron, Fe
5mg
28%
Magnesium, Mg
39mg
12%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
69mg
10%
Selenium, Se
3µg
5%
Sodium, Na
49mg
3%
Water
68g
3%
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.