As a coeliac it can be hard to find gluten free pasta which is fairly healthy or in fact tasty. Lots of gluten free alternatives use added sugar to amend the taste. This is why I was so happy to discover Profusion a brand who make gluten free from red lentil flour. Tasty, organic, gluten free and high in protein this pasta is deal for a limited diet.
Today I’m going to make an incredibly simple pasta salad using Profusion Red Lentil pasta. Start by bringing a pan of water to boil and then add the pasta straight to the pan. It is important with gluten free pasta to keep the water boiling continuously or the pasta may break apart whilst cooking.
Continue to cook for approximately 20 minutes and then drain the pasta and leave to stand.
Warm a little olive oil in the same pan used to cook the pasta and add chopped baby plum or cherry tomatoes and a sprinkle of salt. Chop spinach and fresh basil then add both to the pan. Stir frequently and when the spinach is slightly wilted add the pasta and thoroughly mix.
Served either warm or cold this simple pasta salad is delicious and much more healthy than other gluten free alternatives.