Mediterranean Veggie Pasta (High-Protein, Gluten-Free, Vegetarian)

Mediterranean Veggie Pasta (High-Protein, Gluten-Free, Vegetarian)
Mediterranean Veggie Pasta (High-Protein, Gluten-Free, Vegetarian)

This delicious Mediterranean Veggie Pasta with pesto helps make for a balanced, plant-dependent meal.

Make further for lunch the subsequent day- you are likely to thank your self!

Conventional pasta tastes wonderful (duh), but they generally lack protein and fiber!

Update your common vegetarian or vegan pasta recipes by making use of a substantial protein pasta designed from chickpeas, lentils, or black beans. For this Mediterranean Veggie Pasta, I utilised Trader Joe’s Yellow Lentil & Brown Rice Spaghetti- they have 14 grams of protein and 3 grams of fiber for each serving.

Banza is the OG significant protein, legume pasta. It’s designed from chickpeas and it’s possibly my preferred taste & nourishment-intelligent.

But what variety of registered dietitian would I be if I did not really encourage you to load up on veggies? Non-starchy goodies like bell pepper, onion, tomato, zucchini, & eggplant include texture, fiber, and Mediterranean vibes to this recipe.

Considering the fact that I Really like a huge plate of meals, adding lots of veggies lets me to try to eat a large quantity of meals without heading above my calorie wants. I’m less probably to snack on sugar or snacks when I stroll away from a massive plate of veg.

I pulled this meal jointly with Trader Joe’s Vegan Kale & Cashew Pesto Sauce… and straight away un-veganed it with goat cheese. Oops! Consider it or go away it.

P.S.- one particular of my clients taught me this process of cooking tomatoes, so I roasted them independent! SO yummy! But throwing them in with the other veggies would work, far too.

Yum!

Mediterranean Veggie Pasta

Prep Time: 10-15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 tiny eggplant, sliced and quartered
  • 1 zucchini, quartered
  • 1 pink bell pepper, sliced in 1 inch parts
  • 1 orange bell pepper, sliced in 1 inch pieces
  • 1 crimson onion, sliced in 1 inch pieces
  • Garlic salt
  • 1 pint baby tomatoes
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Garlic head
  • Thyme
  • Significant protein pasta (I utilised Yellow Lentil & Brown Rice, but chickpea or black bean pasta works)
  • Pesto (I utilized retail store bought but we have a recipe listed here)
  • Optional: goat cheese or feta cheese, nutritional yeast

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400’F. Line a massive baking sheet (or 2) with aluminum foil. Established apart.
  2. In a massive bowl, incorporate greens apart from for infant tomatoes. Incorporate olive oil* and coat evenly. Distribute on baking sheet and sprinkle with garlic salt. Roast in oven for 40 minutes.
  3. In a independent baking dish, increase tomatoes. Drizzle with olive oil. Incorporate in thyme and head of garlic. Roast for 25 minutes, take away & drizzle with balsamic, and roast for an supplemental 20 minutes. When done, crush garlic and take away thyme leaves from stem.
  4. In the meantime, cook dinner pasta for every guidance.
  5. At the time greens and pasta are finish, incorporate with pesto.
  6. Optional: sprinkle with goat or feta cheese & appreciate!

*Being aware of this food was increased in excess fat with pesto and goat cheese, I chose not use oil when roasting these greens. I utilized a nonstick spray on the aluminum foil. I tossed the veggies in vegetable inventory for humidity and seasoned for every normal.

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Kait Richardson is a registered dietitian nutritionist in Orlando, FL. She is a spouse at a private observe, Nutrition Awareness, where she assists discouraged yo-yo dieters access their health and fitness objectives utilizing 1:1 nutrition coaching. She is the co-host of the Nutrition Recognition Podcast.

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