I found this two-pound box of organic edamame spaghetti at Costco and had never seen it before, so I grabbed one and brought it home. It sat in my pantry a few weeks until I needed something to feed my 10-year-old daughter and her friend for lunch.
I cooked it up and added butter and pesto to it before serving it to the girls with bated breath. My daughter is a picky eater and is not one to try new foods. To my surprise, both girls ate their bowlful and asked for more. One girl even asked for thirds. Hallelujah!
High Protein Pasta
The pasta is made of two ingredients: organic edamame (green soybeans) and water. It is grain free, gluten free, kosher, vegan, and organic of course. It is high protein, with 24 grams of protein per serving and lower carb. The carb content is 21 but with 11 grams of fiber, resulting in a net carb count of 10 carbs per two ounce serving.
It is quite fast and easy to cook. Just heat up about eight cups of water to boiling, then add the noodles. Cook gently at a simmer for four to five minutes or until the pasta is cooked through. Rinse right away in cold water.
Although the spaghetti is a dark green right out of the package, the color seeps away into the water while boiling, leaving it faint light green. This shade of green mixed in quite well with the basil-based pesto – you really couldn’t tell the color.
I made the rest of the box of this fabulous grain free pasta the other night for dinner. This time I served it to the family with a traditional jarred spaghetti sauce. It makes for a nice emergency meal to keep on your shelf.
Although the texture is just a tad chewy more me (I don’t care for pasta cooked al dente) – it tasted good with the sauce. Yes, I like mushy pasta. Perhaps it would be softer if I cooked it longer. If anyone tries that, let me know.
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Grain Free, Gluten Free Pasta
This pasta is one I will keep stocked on my shelf. I love that there are no nuts or grains or gluten in it. Of course, if you are sensitive to soybeans, this is a no-no. But everyone else can eat to their heart’s content.
I found it at a local Costco, although I could not find it on their website. If you don’t have a Costco membership, you can get it at Amazon, although it is a bit more expensive. However, these noodles are well worth keeping in your pantry and adding to your rotation of grain free meals.