Vegan Gluten-Free Protein Asparagus Pasta

By | October 17, 2017

Do you love pasta but want to exclude gluten from your diet?  Or are you vegan or vegetarian? Then this recipe is perfect for you!  This pasta is rich in iron, contains 25 grams of protein, and is gluten-free!

Why should you try this Vegan Gluten Free Protein Asparagus Pasta?

This pasta recipe is great for vegans and vegetarians, who have to look at their intake of protein, iron, and vitamin B 12.  This pasta is an excellent alternative source of protein and iron, which are crucial for muscles, skin tissues, and hair. It’s also great for those who are trying to get rid of a couple of pounds. The high fiber content will help you feel satisfied longer which keeps you from eating more and helps control your weight.

Tools, Ingredients, and Preparation

Tools:

  • 1 pot
  • 1 pan
  • 1 knife
  • 1 cutting board
  • 1 spoon
  • 1 vegetable peeler
  • 1 Spill Stopper (Boil Over Safeguard)

Ingredients:

Green Lentil Penne* (uncooked)

1 cup

Fresh Tomatoes (diced)

2 cups

Fresh Asparagus (diced)

1 pound

Fresh Garlic (diced)

3 gloves

Olive Oil (high quality extra virgin olive oil)

1 tbsp.

Black Cayenne Pepper

½ tsp.

Himalayan Pink Salt

1, 5 tbsp.

For decoration (optional):

Fresh Cherry Tomatoes

5-6 pieces

Balsamic

½ tsp.

Green Lentil Penne can be found at almost any store in various lentil pasta forms such as green, red, and black. There are different brands on the market. Just look for Protein Pasta or Lentil Pasta. My favorite is Pow! Green Lentil Penne Power Protein Pasta from Ancient Harvest.

 

Directions: How to prepare Vegan Gluten Free Protein Asparagus Pasta?

  1.  Step: boil water 4 – 5 cups water with 1 tbsp. salt in a pot.
  2.  Step: while water boils, wash the green asparagus cut the ends (0.5 inch), peel then ends 2.5 inches, and slice it in 1 – 1,5 inches
  3.  Step: Add pasta to boiling water. Use the spilling stopper to avoid spilling. Cook for 7 minutes, stir one or two times. Drain, rinse when ready.
  4.  Step: add asparagus into a pan with 1 cup water* and let it cook for 5 minutes
  5.  Step: while asparagus is cooking, wash and dice tomatoes and garlic
  6.  Step: after asparagus has cooked for 5 minutes, add tomatoes with garlic in the pan with asparagus and let it cook for 3 minutes. Add salt and pepper
  7.  Step: Take the pan off the stove, let it sit for 1 minute. Add olive oil after cooking*

*According to the various studies, Olive Oil has protective properties against cardiovascular diseases (high blood pressure, stroke and high blood cholesterol, thrombosis) and inflammation.  Olive Oil also protects the liver from oxidative stress. To avoid overheating and to get all great properties and great taste of the olive oil, add the oil after cooking.

Enjoy! Bon Appetite!

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