Product Review: Tolerant Foods Gluten Free Red Lentil Pasta

Are you ready to hear about a gluten free product so tasty, so unique, so healthy and so rich in protein; you’ll forget about what good old wheat pasta tastes like?

Tolerant Foods brand new single ingredient gluten free pastas is just that. Made from non-GMO organic black beans or red lentils, their rotini, penne, and fettuccine noodles offer off-the-charts nutrition in a bowl of very flavorful pasta.

Tolerant recently send me a box of their red lentil penne to try. But before I get into the review I want to talk a little but more about the product, and why it is so great.Screen Shot 2013-11-03 at 10.19.38 AM

Each bowl of Tolerant legume pasta offers a whole lot of protein. The pastas have 400% more protein than any competing product on the market. With 21-22 grams of protein and 13-15 grams of fiber per serving, Tolerant is a powerhouse meal, and will up the nutritional profile of any meal you pair them with.

Each cup of Tolerant legumes equals 1 cup of vegetables, providing you with many vitamins and minerals, and contains only 6 (red lentil) or 10 (black beans) grams of sugar. IMG_5207The red lentil penne tasted different than ‘regular’ pasta; it had a richer flavor, more like whole grain, something I haven’t had in a while!  The pasta was denser than your average gluten free pasta that is made from rice and/or corn. And, it did not get mushy like many other gluten free pastas do. We really enjoyed both the texture and the rich flavor.IMG_5210

The cooking instructions say 8-10 minutes, but we cooked it for 12 minutes and there were a few pieces of penne that did not cook through. This was our only complaint— the pasta did not cook evenly. Some pieces were cooked perfectly while others were still hard. IMG_5208

I highly recommend trying Tolerant’s pastas and I know I will be adding these into my diet. The pastas are a fantastic way to sneak iron, fiber, protein, vitamins and minerals into your next gluten free dinner.

Tolerant’s legume pasta is made in a gluten free and nut free facility. Because Tolerant products are made from a single ingredient, they provide an excellent option for people dealing with any of the top 8 food allergies (eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, seafood, fish, soy, wheat, and dairy), not just those with Celiac or gluten intolerance. The pastas are also certified kosher and vegan.

You can order Tolerant pasta online here. (Buy in bulk, you will pay less per box if you do that!) I also just got word that Tolerant pasta will soon be available at select Whole Foods locations!

Disclaimer: I received these products for free to sample and review for my blog.  I was not paid for my review and all opinions are my own.

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I've been on a gluten free diet since January 2009. It's been an adventure, and a challenge at times. I love to go to new restaurants and try new foods, and being gluten free can make eating out difficult at times. But I will not let my dietary restrictions get in my way of finding new restaurants and products. These are my stories of being a young women in a big city, eating out and trying new foods, all while NOT eating gluten. Like I said, it's an adventure and you are welcome to come along... Please note that as I try to eat gluten free 100% of the time, my intolerance is not as severe as others so please use caution when dining at restaurants that are not certified gluten free.

6 thoughts on “Product Review: Tolerant Foods Gluten Free Red Lentil Pasta

  1. hey, do you know if these lentils were soaked prior to making the pasta? As all legumes should be soaked prior to cooking.

    1. No, but I would love to! I love bean noodles, they have so much fiber! Do you know where I can find them in the Boston area?

  2. Jessica: do you know if the lentils have be subjected to high heat or pressure in the processing? Can you confirm they where soaked?

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