LUSCIOUS LENTIL PASTA


For those looking for a rich tomato based pasta dish full of flavour and packed with plant-based protein, look no further than our Lusious Lentil recipe.  Our Red Lentil Fusilli has over 17g of protein and 5g of fibre in every portion.  The Perino organic whole cherry tomatoes are a protected variety from the Puglia region of Italy, and considered to be sweeter than standard cherry tomatos.  The fact that these cherry tomatoes are vine-ripened, picked at their prime, and then oven roasted, adds a depth of flavour that cannot be beat.  The Solenzi Ortolana Sun-dried vegetables & spice mix quickly adds all the flavours you will need for this recipe, without any chopping or prepping.  All can be achieved in 30 minutes, so even after a busy day, you can eat delicious & nutritious with no compromise.

Solenzi Organic Lentil Fusilli

65g per person

Solenzi Chef’s Ingredients- Organic Ortolana Vegetables & Spice Mix

1 x 40g bag

Solenzi Organic Pomodorini Perinos -  Semi-dried Cherry Tomatoes

1 x 180g jar

Heat & serve Tomato & Basil Sauce of your choice, or home-made

1 to 2 cups

Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil

1 Tablespoon

 

Total Time:     30 minutes 

  • Put a pot of water on the stove, add salt to taste, and bring to a boil to cook the pasta.
  • In a saucepan on the stove, add olive oil and about ½ jar of the Perino tomatoes, drained. If cooking for 4 people add the whole jar of Perino tomatoes, drained.  Sauté on medium heat for 5 minutes until they begin to soften and add 2 tablespoons of the Solenzi Ortolana mix and your tomato sauce and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Cook the Solenzi Lentil Fusilli according to the package instructions (8 minutes) being careful not to turn it too many times as it will break up. Reserve about ½ cup of the pasta water in a small bowl before you drain it.
  • Drain the pasta and immediately add it to the saucepan with your sauce. Gently toss it together over low heat for one minute, coating the pasta with the sauce, and adding some of the reserved pasta water so that the ingredients slide together and are glistening and not sticky.
  • Divide into individual plates and top with cheese if desired.
  • Buon Appetite, now you may eat!