One of the main reasons I love blogging so much is because I get to discover new products and share my discoveries. I recently received three different types of pastas from Pasta Lensi and I’m going to talk about the good, the not-so-good and the delicious.
Pasta Lensi is an Italian company from the Tuscan town of Vinci (where Leonardo Da Vinci hails from) that makes pastas out of legumes. These pastas contain only one ingredient and are gluten-free, non-GMO, low in fat and sodium, cholesterol-free and a good source of iron and potassium. They are vegan and packed with fiber and plant-based protein. When eating high-carb food like pasta it is crucial to balance the protein-to-carb ratio to prevent an insulin spike whether or not you have diabetes.
There are three types of lentil-based pastas and I tried all three. I used two points of criteria:
- Does the pasta taste good on its own?
- Does the pasta taste good with cheese and tomato sauce? (This is how my family typically eats pasta)
Pasta Lensi Chickpea Casarecce:
The ingredient: chickpea flour. On its own, this pasta tasted like chickpeas and while I love chickpeas and hummus, this wasn’t so good. When I added grated cheese and tomato sauce, it suddenly lost its flavor and took on the flavor of the cheese and sauce. It tasted good and had a hearty consistency. I would also throw it in soups for added texture and protein. I would definitely eat it again.
Pasta Lensi Black Bean Sedani:
The ingredient: black bean flour. On its own, this was similar to the chickpea pasta – it tasted a lot like black beans and while I love all types of beans, this wasn’t that great. I added the cheese and sauce and it was just okay. The strong black bean flavor could not “disappear” the way it did with the chickpea pasta.
Pasta Lensi Red Lentil Fusilli:
The ingredient: red lentil flour. I love red lentils in soups but I could barely taste the red lentil flavor in here – it was very mild, so eating it on its own was fine. When adding cheese and sauce it pretty much tasted like regular pasta; I could not tell the difference. Pasta tends to be a heavy meal for me but because of the high amount of protein I didn’t feel lethargic after eating a full bowl. This was the clear-cut winner and I can see myself eating it on a regular basis and even trying it in cold pasta salads, as well as warm pasta dishes. I think if I served it to guests they probably won’t notice it’s not made of wheat flour!
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Senior Reviewer Maytal Wichman has also written for The Huffington Post. She has been living in New York City for fourteen years and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature as well as a Law Degree, but blogging is her true passion. Maytal is a stay-at-home mom to three kids (ages 9, 7 and 4) and loves finding great products that make her family’s life easier.
I have tried all three and trying again with Red Lentil because I miss my pasta and really am open to replacements for carbs (not looking for a replica just close enough to enjoy)
I can not seem to get the cooking time down…the consistency has been so far off that they entire exeriement has hit the trash can after each effort.
Wish me luck with attempt # 9.
I dont give up easy
The Mama Maven says
I wish you luck — we’ve been using the Bird’s Eye Lentil Pasta with my son with Type 1 Diabetes and he seems to like it (in the frozen section).
I would like to try the one from chick peas 🙂
Angela Saver says
Yes, I would love to try lentil-based pasta! I want to try the Black Bean pasta most of all!
Sarah Mayer says
YES, I’m totally down to try lentil pasta.. I’d love to try the red lentil fusilli.
I’d like to try the Red Lenti pasta!
I think ? I would. I’d try the black bean!
Sheila Vives says
I would love to use the Fusilli. It would be great with some Indian spices
Breanna Pollard says
I WOULD TRY THE BLACK BEAN PASTA.
Nicole B. says
Yes, I would try the pasta lensi red lentil fusilli.
Allison Swain says
I would! I would like the red lentil pasta. Thank you for the chance to win
I would like to try the chickpea
I would try red lentil fusili.
Heather D says
I would love to try it. I would try the black bean.
Yes I will try pasta made from lentils – I think the red looks yummy
Renee Walters says
I would like their chickpea pasta
Ken C says
The Black Bean Sedani looks good, Yes I would try these
Cheyenne Terbrueggen says
Love higher-protein pasta choices! Yes, yes, and yes.
Amanda lea says
Absolutely I am always up for healthier tasty ways to feed my family!
Tracie Cooper says
I would love to try the black bean flavor!
The Black Bean Pasta
Nicole Martin says
I would try the chickpea pasta!
I would try pasta made from lentils and I would try the red lentil kind first.
Austin Baroudi says
I’d give it a try and think I’d start with the chickpea.
Ada Miller says
Yes I’d love to try it.I like trying different things and it looks good. Black bean is the one I’d like to try 1st
Yes, I would try this pasta. I would like to try the Red Lentil Fusilli 🙂
I would try the black bean 1st
Brenda Haines says
Yes, they all sound great. I would start with the chickpea, I think. Thanks!
Sean Owens says
Great healthy giveaway love it to win it ?????!!
Tamra H says
Yes, definitely! I’d actually want to try the black bean version, I’m sure that would be amazing with a tex-mex flair!
Nadya LeMoon says
I would totally try it! The black bean sounds yummy.
I want to try the red lentil fusilli.
Katie Bellamy says
Yes! I want to try the Chick Pea pasta!
I love lentils and I’d like to try the red lentil fusilli! It would be a new way to experience lentils, so tasty and good for you!
yes, I would love to try black bean pasta.
I would definitely try– probably the chikpea first
Lori Jackson says
Oh I would love to try! The black bean sounds good to me!
I would love to try them. I would start with the chickpea pasta.
Priscilla S. says
I would definitely be open to trying it. I would start with the Red Lentil Fusilli.
Jordan D. says
I love black beans, so I’d love to try the black bean pasta! Thanks for the giveaway!
Tabathia B says
Yeah I would give it a try. I think I would try the red lentil first
Yes, I’d try pasta made from lentils. First I’d try Pasta Lensi Red Lentil Fusilli.
Mary Cloud says
I’ve never tried Lentil pasta but I would probably try the chickpea variety
Sarah Hayes says
Id love to try them all! the black bean looks amazing
Yes, I would give it a try! I would try the black bean
Gina M says
I would love to try this! I would first go for the chickpea variety.
Thanks for the chance to win!
natasha lamoreux says
They all look so good but I would first try the black bean pasta.
Jessica N. says
I would love to try lentil pasta! The red lentils look like a colorful way to start! Thanks for the chance!
Vera K says
Of course I would try lentil pasta. I also want to try the black bean pasta.
Absolutely I’d try it! I’d try them all….probably the black bean first..
Yes, I would like to try their Pasta Lensi Chickpea Casarecce.
Yes I would lie to try Lentil Pasta. The Chikpea variety sounds good.
I would like to try the Pasta Lensi Black Bean pasta. Sounds interesting!
Dawn Monroe says
Sure, I would try it. I would try the red lentil pasta first.
shelly peterson says
Yes I would try it. I would try the Red Lentil Fusilli.
I would try pasta made from lentil. I would like to try the black bean pasta first.
Thomas Murphy says
I would try it. I want to try the black one.
Donna L says
I would like to try the lentil fusilli.
Cheryl B says
I think I would like to try the chickpea pasta.
Betsy Barnes says
Yes, I would love to try lentil pasta, especially the chickpea pasta. 🙂
Jessica To says
I would try this pasta. I would like to try the chickpea.
of course i’d try lentil pasta. the red lentil fusilli would be my first try.
Ellie Wright says
I would try them. Probably Red Lentil first.
I would like to try the chickpea pasta.
I would love to try these, especially the pasta lenti chickpea.
Will G says
I would try it. I would probably try the Fusilli.
Steve Weber says
Yes I would try them.. I also think the chickpea lentils would be good in a soup.
Heather Hayes Panjon says
Yes I Would Try Pasta With Lentils, I Want To Try The Red Lentil Fusilli.
I would love to try them. I am most interested in the chickpea casarecce variety.
Kelly D says
Yes, I would try the lentil pasta. I would like to try the chickpea pasta too.
Bridgett Wilbur says
Yes I would love to try the lensi lentil fusilli pasta first.
I want to try the black bean pasta!
cyndi br says
I would try lentil pasta and I would choose black bean pasta
kelly tupick says
Yes, i would absolutely try lentil pasta. I would love to try the red lentil pasta.
Sheila K. says
I love lentils, and I would love to try the red lentil fusilli!
Stefanie G says
I would try it! I’d like to try the Pasta Lensi Chickpea Casarecce
Oh I am so excited for these! I have to eat gluten free, so I would for sure use them! Oh they sound so good!
Oh I was so excited seeing these…I forgot to put which one I would try first. I think I would try the Red Lentil first! 🙂
Amy Orvin says
Yes, I would be so excited to try their pastas. I would be happy to try the chickpea pasta.
I would totally try pasta made of lentils. With a celiac kid, I’m always checking out non-wheat-based pastas. I’d try ALL of them.
The chick pea pasta!
I would try lentil pasta because I love lentils. I would also like to try the chickpea pasta.
I would try pasta made with lentils. I would try the red lentil fusilli
Carly Williams says
Yes, I would definitely try pasta made from lentils! The red lentil fusilli would be my first pick.
Jay J says
I would definitely try the Red Lentil pasta
Lisa Brown says
I would try the black bean pasta, i would try pasta with lentils
Julie Wood says
I would try pasta made from lentils. The pasta sounds so delicious! I want to try the Pasta Lensi Red Lentil Fusilli.
I’d like to try them all but the Red Lentil Fusilli tops my list. As a distance runner I often reach for pasta but lose the benefits of muscle building proteins, which I would get from Lensi Pasta varieties.
Janet W. says
Yes, I would try these pastas. I’d first like to try the Pasta Lensi Chickpea.
Faye Gates says
I would try pasta made from lentils. I have a spiralizer and we do veggie pastas all the time.
Stephanie Phelps says
Oh yes I would love to try them and I think I would love to try the chickpea.
carol clark says
yes i would try it and id try pasta lensi red lentil fusilli