All posts tagged: lentils

Red lentils pasta with a classical chillie-tomato sauce

First the obligatory spaghetti monster pic: Two years ago I wrote about a pasta brand that produces spirelli made of 100% lentils. Guess what – they come in different colours! Depending if they are made from green, yellow, red, brown, or black lentils, the pasta is accordingly green, yellow, red, brown, or black 🙂 Two years ago, I tried the green variety – made from green lentils. Now it was time for the red variety. To make it short – it’s a lot better than the green variety!! The green variety was very difficult to integrate into a dish – not so exciting. In contrast, the red variety is delicious! It tastes a bit different from normal pasta which is a plus; this means for example that you can use a sauce with minimum herbs with it and it still tastes very characterfull. So, let’s start you need: 250g of  red lentils pasta (this is one package from the brand HOLO – see here) 3 mid-sized onions 1 red bell pepper 2 tea spoons hot …

How to prepare spaghetti made out of green lentils…

Recently, I discovered that you can buy spaghetti made of lentils in the shop. They are great cause they have less carbohydrates and more proteins than regular spaghetti. In my local shop, they offered the flavors green, red and yellow spaghetti (supposedly made out of green, red or yellow lentils). I bought the flavor green, cause it had been some time since I ate green lentils. The end of the story is that green lentil spaghetti do not taste as good as regular spaghetti once cooked. They taste rather flat. So, I guess an easy solution would be to drown them in salsa. However, I discovered the trick how to make them tasty. Take some fresh garlic (I took 2 bulbs) cut it into thin disks and fry it in olive oil (alternatively you can take flavored sunflower oil). In the meanwhile cut a zucchini into small pieces and fry it in the pan together with the garlic. Once the garlic turned a little bit brown, stop heating and add the spaghetti. The result has …