Single Ingredient Pasta.

Why mess with something great? Sometimes the best things in life are the simplest, but some manufacturers add binders or starches to their legume pastas. Pasta Lensi Legume Pastas are single-ingredient, meaning that’s the only thing in them. Be it chickpea, black bean, or red or yellow lentils, our pastas deliver great taste and the benefits of legumes in a familiar shape and texture, using only one special ingredient.

Pasta Lensi Red Lentil Fusilli

Made with flour from ground red lentils, our Pasta Lensi Red Lentil Fusilli has a rich red hue that brings brightness to any dish. It catches sauce between its curls and provides 26 grams of protein and 5 grams of fiber per 100 gram portion*. It is also gluten free, vegan, low fat, low in sodium, cholesterol free, and a good source of potassium and iron per serving.

Fusilli means spindles, and are often seen as single or double spirals. The shape originates in the central and southern regions of Italy, but has become common around the world today due to its versatility. Our Red Lentil Fusilli is great when paired with vegetable-based sauces, or in our Tomato Yogurt Cream Sauce with Coriander.

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Pasta Lensi Yellow Lentil Penne Rigate

Made with flour ground from yellow lentils, our Pasta Lensi Yellow Lentil Penne Rigate has a golden color reminiscent of traditional semolina pasta. It is an ideal option for your favorite pasta dishes, and offers 23 grams of protein and 5 grams of fiber per 100 gram portion*. It is also gluten free, vegan, low fat, low in sodium, cholesterol free, and a good source of potassium and iron per serving.

The penne rigate shape draws its name from quills, or the old metal pennino (pen), ancient Italians dipped in ink for writing. Its most recognizable feature is its oblique, or diagonal, end and our penne is ridged (rigate) rather than smooth (lisce). Our Yellow Lentil Penne Rigate is ideal for thicker sauces that can find their way into the tube, and is excellent in our Cauliflower and Coconut Curry recipe.

Pasta Lensi Chickpea Casarecce

Made with flour ground from chickpeas, our Pasta Lensi Chickpea Casarecce reflects the flavor and sandy color of its single ingredient. It pairs well with fresh, chunky sauces, provides 22 grams of protein and 12 grams of fiber per 100 g portion* It is also gluten free, vegan, low fat, low in sodium, cholesterol free, and a good source of potassium and iron per serving.

The Casarecce shape originated on the island of Sicily, and its name means “local” or “homemade” owing to its relatively simple design made from short lengths of flat pasta that were easy to prepare. Our Chickpea Casarecce can be used in casseroles and baked dishes and is excellent in our “Hummus” Pasta Salad with Tahini dressing.

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Pasta Lensi Black Bean Sedani

Made with flour ground from black beans, our Pasta Lensi Black Bean Sedani has a dark, rich color reflective of its single ingredient. It makes an excellent complement to Latin American flavors, and provides 21 grams of protein and 17 grams of fiber per 100 g portion*. It is also gluten free, vegan, low fat, low in sodium, cholesterol free, and a good source of potassium and iron per serving.

The sedani (or sedanini) shape is a ridged, slightly curved tube reminiscent of penne or rigatoni. The name literally means celeries, and sedani can be found in most regions of Italy. Our Black Bean Sedani can be paired with both light cream or cheese sauces and heartier, meat-based sauces, and is excellent in this Black Bean Migas recipe.

*3.5 oz (100 gram) is about 2 servings.