I was so thrilled when the Al Dente Pasta company sent me three bags of their bona chia pastas that are made with….wait for it….CHIA! Isn’t that amazing? You know how much I LOVE chia and now they’ve made pasta with it? GENUIS! Chia is an amazing seed that is packed with antioxidants and fiber. Each serving has 4 grams of heart healthy fiber and 7 grams of protein. And it only took 3 minutes to cook! What else can you ask for? 🙂
I used the bona chia fettucine for the recipe below. It came out FANTASTIC! It was a hit with the whole family!
Do you like what you see? You can win this 3 pack of bona chia pastas too! Please follow these instructions to enter: GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED!
- Must go to my Facebook page and “like” me here
- Must go to Al Dente Pasta and “like” them here. Let them know I sent you 🙂
- Comment on this blog and my Facebook page and tell me why you would like to try bona chia pasta!
One lucky winner will be picked by random on Friday July 6 at 12:00 am EST. Must be U.S. resident.
Ok, now it’s time to share my YUMMY, VEGAN recipe!
Sundried Tomato Artichoke Arugula Chia Pasta with White Beans
1 bag bona chia pasta
2 cups of vegetable broth (you can also use chicken if you’d like but it wouldn’t be vegan)
2 cups chopped mushrooms
1 cup sliced sundried tomatoes (I used tomatoes NOT in oil)
1 can of artichoke hearts (or frozen) throughly rinsed and drained
3 cups of arugula ( I like A LOT of arugula 🙂 )
1 can small white beans, rinsed thoroughly and drained
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 Tablespoon grapeseed oil
1. Place oil and garlic in saute pan and let simmer for 1-2 minutes until it softens.
2. Add sundried tomatoes, mushrooms, artichokes and beans and let simmer for 3-4 minutes until they soften.
3. Add broth and let simmer for a few minutes. Add arugula at the end. Mix and remove from heat. (You do not want the arugula to get too soft)
4. Cook bona chia pasta according to instructions (Note, this pasta only take 3 minutes to make!!)
5. Drain pasta and mix with broth and veggie mixture. Top with shaved parmesan if you’d like (again, it’s not vegan then)
So if you’d like to try these AMAZING bona chia pastas! Thanks again Al Dente Pasta 🙂