This creamy fettuccine is the perfect summer dish. It’s fresh and full of flavor, and it’s made without any dairy or gluten! The bean pasta is gluten-free and provides a lot of fiber and protein, making this dish nutritious and delicious.

 

Benefits

Bean pasta is a great gluten-free alternative to wheat pasta as it has a similar taste and texture but significantly more fiber and protein. This mung bean fettuccine provides 11g of fiber and 22g of protein per serving!

Arugula is a slightly bitter dark leafy green that is a good source of Vitamin K (for bone and heart health) Vitamin A (for skin and eye health) and folate (helps the body make new cells)

Lemon is a refreshing source of Vitamin C and phytochemicals called limonoids, which have been shown in laboratory tests with animals and with human cells, to help fight cancers of the mouth, skin, lung, breast, stomach and colon.

Here’s the recipe:

Fettuccine with Lemon Cream Sauce

Ingredients:

PASTA

1 box Explore Cuisine Mung Bean Fettucine

4-6 cups organic baby arugula

1-2 cups frozen peas (optional)

LEMON CREAM SAUCE

6 Tbsp. tahini

6 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice (from about 2 lemons)

2 Tbsp. water

¼ tsp. pink salt (or more to taste)

fresh cracked black pepper, to taste

Zest of 1 lemon (divided in half)

 

Instructions:

  1. Bring pot of water to a boil, and cook pasta according to directions. Put the arugula in a large mixing bowl. If using the peas, add them to the pot about 5 minutes before the pasta is done, to cook together.
  2. Meanwhile, in a bowl, whisk together all of the lemon cream sauce ingredients (only use one half of the lemon zest) with a fork, until a smooth, creamy consistency is formed.
  3. When pasta is done, drain, add to the bowl with the arugula, top with the cream sauce, and mix well, until everything is coated. Taste, and season with additional pink salt and fresh pepper as needed. To serve, sprinkle the remaining lemon zest over the dish.

 

Notes:

*You can easily half this recipe for less servings.

Get the printable recipe here.

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