Organic Red Lentil Penne Pasta

Organic Red Lentil Penne Pasta:

The discovery of this pasta, made by Tolerant Foods was really exciting for me. Since I started the diet two and a half years ago, the closest I had come to pasta was spaghetti squash! They have a couple of different pasta shapes, including rotini, fettuccine, and penne, and they also have another version made from black beans! I like the red lentil one best because it has a color that is similar to real pasta, and it absorbs flavors really well!

How we like to cook it: Soak the pasta for a minimum of five hours (to get rid of all the extra starches), boil a pot of water, drop the pasta in the boiling water, then strain it after a few seconds (otherwise the pasta gets really soggy).

Website for tolerant foods:

This pasta is also sold at Whole Foods supermarkets!!


5 thoughts on “Organic Red Lentil Penne Pasta

  1. Hi –

    Thanks for this info — especially the fact that it’s available at Whole Foods. Just a quick note in case you didn’t know: while researching lentil pastas online, I came across a note on (which I think was the official SCD website approved by Elaine?). It said that, unlike other kinds of lentils, red lentils don’t need to be soaked. Here’s the link:

  2. We are now eating the green lentil penne pasta from Tolerant and love it! I found the red lentil pasta had a bitter taste to it that I wasn’t crazy about. I cook it in a ton of water, for about 11-12 min and rinse it really well.
    The SCD healed me, too. I was able to avoid surgery, get off all meds. Getting to eat really good pasta again seems like such a great treat. Now if someone could make a decent SCD pizza, I’d be really happy.

    • Hi! So glad the diet worked for you as well! I really like the green lentil pasta as well, especially the macaroni shaped pasta. In terms of pizza, we are hoping to post a new and improved cauliflower pizza recipe (in addition to an older recipe that was posted on this blog a while ago) – so be sure to check the Instagram and blog for that!

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