Does anybody else crave loads of lemon during the summer? I sure do and that was the inspiration for this recipe. This pasta sauce is loaded with fresh lemon juice. In other words, if you don't like lemon, then skip this recipe, hahaha. It's tangy, creamy, smooth and with a good kick of black pepper. Remember, I'm a lemon pepper fan....this dressing is one of my favorites.
This recipe comes together in a flash too. Super simple with just 7 ingredients and ready in about 30 minutes! Nothing complicated.
I was recently contacted by Explore Cuisine when they asked if I'd be willing to try out and review their organic edamame pasta. I don't do these types of product posts very often since I'm super picky about what I post, but hey, it's pasta, lol. And the only ingredient is soybeans, no other weird additives, so I was eager to try it.
Things I love about the Explore Cuisine Edamame Pasta:
- Just one ingredient
- 25g or protein and 11g of fiber in just 2 oz (tell me again you need meat for protein??)
- Cooks in 3-5 minutes
This gorgeous pot they sent me came with an amazing strainer that made cooking the pasta SO much easier. It will be an awesome lifesaver for me. Check out the details of it in my video below!
Also, a total surprise, they sent me this gorgeous personalized cutting board. Is that incredibly nice and sweet or what?!
GLUTEN FREE EDAMAME PASTA
It seriously amazed me how fast it cooked. All you do is bring some water to a boil, add the pasta, turn the heat down and simmer 3-5 minutes. I took mine out right at 3 minutes so it wouldn't get mushy. It was aldente.
So, how did it taste?
Well, as you know, I am always 100% real with you on products.
I loved the texture. It does have a strong bean taste, so don't expect this to taste like traditional wheat pasta. It is completely different and the bean taste is noticeable, so keep this in mind. I usually use wheat or brown rice noodles, so it was very different than I was used to. You need a strong sauce to really offset the taste in my opinion. I know many people love bean pastas. This was my first try ever at one though, so it was quite different than I was used to. I think a Thai style sauce would be really good with this since Thai or curry sauces are very strong in flavor.
With that said, I think it's a fabulous pasta and so natural and high in protein, it's a great healthy gluten-free choice for people who can't have traditional wheat.
This recipe is super easy and fast to whip up. You only need 7 ingredients (+salt/pepper and water):
- lite coconut milk
- lemon juice
- cashews or gold potato
- fresh basil
Thank you so much to Explore Cuisine for sponsoring this post and the giveaway below. It was an absolute pleasure to try their products! Please enter the giveaway below the recipe for a chance to win a year's supply of Edamame Pasta (1 case of 6 boxes a month, so 72 boxes). Yes, a year's supply...whaaaat.
They are also allowing me to share a code 20EXPLORE with my awesome readers for purchases through their website. This code is good for 20% off purchases at Explore Cuisine (excluding flash sale items).
Check out my video below...I had the most fun ever making this video!
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