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Explore Cuisine: High Protein Vegan and Gluten Free Pasta Recipe

edamame spaghetti with kale cilantro pesto recipe
edamame spaghetti with kale cilantro pesto recipe

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There’s nothing like cold weather to make us crave a warm and hearty bowl of pasta. Did you know most pastas contain eggs and/or milk? Explore Cuisine‘s bean pastas are not only packed with fiber and iron, but they’re also vegan and gluten free! If getting enough protein as a vegan or vegetarian is a concern for you, then these organic, non-GMO bean pastas are just what you need. Each pasta has 20-25g of protein for every 2oz.

If the health benefits aren’t enough to convince you that Explore Cuisine’s bean pastas deserve a place in your life, then perhaps this delicious Edamame Spaghetti with Kale Cilantro Pesto recipe by Explore Cuisine will have you convinced.

Edamame Spaghetti with Kale Cilantro Pesto


For the Kale Cilantro Pesto:

  • 1 cup kale tightly packed
  • 1 cup cilantro tightly packed
  • ¼ cup slivered almonds toasted
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 small serrano chile seeded
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ cup olive oil

For the Edamame Spaghetti:

  • 1 package Explore Cuisine Edamame Spaghetti cooked, drained
  • 1 large carrot sliced into ribbons with vegetable peeler
  • ¼ cup shredded coconut toasted
  • Cilantro sprigs


For the Kale Cilantro Pesto:

  • Blend first seven ingredients in a food processor then stream in olive oil.

For the Edamame Spaghetti:

  • Toss spaghetti with pesto. Fold in carrot and coconut. Garnish with cilantro.
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You can fine more Explore Cuisine recipes here, and be sure to check out their other types of bean pastas.