Red Lentil Spaghetti with Cauliflower Rosa Sauce
Blistered Tomatoes, Arugula
This is THE pasta dish for everyone. Not only is it wholesome and delicious – it is gluten-free, vegan, high protein, high fiber, lower carb, clean, fresh and fabulous. My friends at Explore Cuisine are introducing a spaghetti made of red lentils. This spaghetti has a texture similar to traditional spaghetti. And it pairs wonderfully with my vegan Cauliflower Rosa sauce. Parma Rosa is a pasta sauce typically made with tomatoes, cream, and Parmesan. Here, I substitute cauliflower and olive oil for the cream and cheese, and roast the tomatoes in the oven with garlic for a deeper flavor. The result is a lower-cholesterol sauce that is full of vegetable nutrition and is super-satisfying. For everyone.
Red Lentil Spaghetti with Cauliflower Rosa Sauce and Arugula Recipe
1 package red lentil spaghetti, cooked (plus reserve 1 c. pasta water)
1 small head cauliflower, cut into large florets, steamed until tender
1 pint cherry tomatoes
4 garlic cloves, smashed
1 t. dried oregano
2 t. plus 2 T. olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
1 c. arugula
Toss tomatoes, garlic, oregano with 2 t. oil. Season with salt and pepper, roast at 425°F until the tomatoes are blistered.
Scrape tomato mixture into the bowl of a food processor reserving half the tomatoes for plating. Blend with cauliflower, with processor running, slowly add 2 T. olive oil then add enough pasta water to make a smooth sauce. Adjust seasoning to taste.
Toss spaghetti with sauce. Plate with blistered tomatoes and wild arugula.
RED LENTIL SPAGHETTI
gluten-free, high protein, high fiber, lower carb, nutritious, and delicious
Red Lentil Spaghetti is a new product, coming soon, from my friends at Explore Cuisine here.
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