Trader Joe’s Red Lentil Pasta

This Trader Joe’s Lentil Pasta is organic, gluten free and is a good substitute for real pasta. I haven’t had many of these substitute pastas since I don’t eat gluten free, but this tastes pretty darn good. I was expecting it to be very similar to the Trader Joe’s organic black bean pasta, but I found this held up a lot better. The texture of Trader Joe’s red lentil pasta is obviously something to get used to, but I found the slight kick in the aftertaste to be kind of interesting. You can boil this sedanini (that’s the name of this shape of pasta) like you would regular pasta, just make sure not to overcook it or the texture will be kind of a bummer………….

  • 210 calories per serving
  • Net Weight: 12 oz
  • Made with organic red lentil flour

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Trader Joe’s Lentil Pasta

I am admittedly not a gluten free pasta expert, but I would love to know what recipes everyone uses this in? Do gf items like Trader Joe’s red lentil pasta and black bean pasta act similarly in recipes? I’d imagine most of you have a go to sauce you use on this TJs lentil pasta. When you’re eating gluten free pastas that obviously have a different texture than normal pasta, does the flavor profile of the sauce generally change? I’d think maybe the texture and thickness of the sauce is more important when you’re mixing it with things like red lentils or black beans!

Gluten free recipes can be really delicious because people have to get so creative when they are working with ingredients that many recipes are not made for. I love the fact there is so many gluten free options at Trader Joe’s. Now I need to find the best gluten free bread out there…….

Price: $2.99

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  1. I’m a vegetarian, so it’s like i was given a gift to find out this pasta has—on it’s own—15 grams of protein per each serving (thanks for posting the nutrition info)!! TJ’s Red Lentil Pasta is sooooo yummy. I usually use some sauce with it, but tonight I was craving a simple bowl of hot pasta with butter and salt and so I boiled some up and man…I love it all by itself, astoundingly! Its discrete nutty flavor really comes out with the salt and butter. The texture is markedly different, that’s for sure (I find it to be a like an almost too-firm al dente level of doneness in other pastas) and it does take a bit longer to chew, but still yummy. Another thing i need to mention:TJ’s Red Lentil Pasta has amazing shelf life! I’ve had this bag in my pantry for almost one year and I was really expecting it to taste bad stale and that I’d be tossing it after cooking, but nope; it’s still delicious, making me think this will become a fave pantry staple.

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