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Creamy Red Lentil Pasta

Super simple Creamy Low FODMAP Red Lentil Pasta, that is vegan-friendly healthy and very delicious.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Entree
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Vegan
Servings: 3
Author: Stefani Weiss

Ingredients

For the Red Lentil Sauce

  • 70 g dry red lentils*
  • 280 ml water
  • 4 medium sized carrots finely diced
  • 1 red bell pepper cut
  • 1 leek only the green parts*
  • 400 gr plum tomatoes finely diced
  • 1 tbs black pepper
  • 1/4 tbs cinnamon
  • 1/4 tbs cumin
  • 1/4 tbs paprika
  • 3 Tbsp garlic infused olive oil*

For Serving

  • 300 gr pasta I used gluten-free brown rice

For Topping

  • 100 gr crushed walnuts optional
  • fresh parsley optional
  • parmesan optional

Instructions

  • THE SAUCE:
  • Heat a larger pot, once heated add the garlic-infused olive oil, the leek and stir for 5min, continue by adding the carrots, tomatoes and bell pepper, season with salt, black pepper, cinnamon, cumin paprika. Fry for another 5min.
  • In the same pan add the lentils and water, cover the pan and let it simmer for 15min to 20min(until the lentils get tender)
  • While the sauce is cooking, in a separate pan boil the pasta.
  • When the sauce is all done and the preferred thickness is achieved, either with a masher or hand blender, mash the sauce. Be careful to not overdo it, it should still have the texture of the vegetables and lentils. (I would say just a few seconds with the blender just to combine the ingredients together, you don't want your final result to be a soup!)
  • Once the sauce is ready, serve it over the pasta.
  • Top it with crushed walnuts, fresh parsley or any other topping of choice.
  • Best when fresh( or store the sauce separately from the pasta(up to 2 days)) the gluten free pasta doesn't keep well.

Notes

1.The measurments in this recipe serve for 3 people or 3 meals. Red lentils can be high fodmap,however 23g are considered to be well tolarated by most individuals with IBS. This recipe uses 70g red lentils, however that number devided by 3 is 23g per person or meal. It is recomended to not exceed this amount in order to stay on the safe side.
2..Only the green part of the leek is low FODMAP, so make sure you buy the one with long green tips.
3.If you are buying garlic infused oil, make sure that there aren't floating bits of garlic in it. You can also easily make your own garlic infused-oil by frying garlic cloves in oil, when they are golden and soft you need to remove them from the oil and continue cooking your meal. (This is a low FODMAP way to get the garlic flavor in your meals, as the fructans can't leach into the oil.)