Celebrate National Pasta With These Healthy Alternatives

 Explore Cuisine offers pastas made from organic beans, lentils, and peas, loaded with plant-based protein, iron, and fiber.

Organic Edamame and Mung Bean Fettuccine in a Light Pesto Sauce
INGREDIENTS
2 large yellow squashes, peeled into ribbons with a peeler
3.5 oz. pecans - peeled & halved
1/2 cup pomegranate seeds
3 oz. pine nuts
LIGHT PESTO SAUCE
1 large bunch of fresh basil
2 cloves garlic
2 oz. olive oil
2 tbsp pine nuts
1/2 tsp coarse sea salt
COOKING INSTRUCTIONS
Peel skin from garlic cloves, and chop into big chunks. Using a food processor, pulse basil, garlic, and nuts several times until finely chopped. Add the salt and olive oil, pulse until blended. Pesto may be thick, so add more olive oil for a looser consistency. Lightly toast the pecans, pomegranate seeds and pine nuts in skillet. Mix the fettuccine with the sauce, gently fold in the remaining ingredients. Serve immediately.

Simple Vegan Chickpea Spaghetti
INGREDIENTS
1/4 cup nutritional yeast (optional)
1 cup organic pasta sauce
INSTRUCTIONS
Cook the spaghetti until soft according to the packet directions. Drain the water from the pasta, and stir in the pasta sauce. Add more if you like more sauce. Serve in bowls and then sprinkle the nutritional yeast on each one. Season with salt and extra nutritional yeast if desired.

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