Doesn't this dish look amazing? I'm so in love with the vibrant and contrasting colors of the black soybean pasta, bright orange butternut pumpkin salsa and deep herbal green. Main hero here is the creamy butternut pumpkin sauce, which to anticipate it, is super easy to prep.
To make the meal balanced, flavorful, vibrant and unique, the creamy sauce is complemented with black soy bean pasta, pumpkin chunks which add additional texture and fresh basil leaves. Ready to give it a try? Let's dive in..
Have you ever tried Black Soy Bean Pasta? If not, I can't recommend it more. Based on 100% soybeans, Black soybean pasta is loaded with protein and a perfect addition to a healthy and balanced meal. The one I used for example contains 45g protein per 100g making it a perfect protein source for a meal. Classic wheat pasta, in contrast, is typically rich in carbohydrates and only contains around 5-6g protein per 100g.
When it comes to flavor and texture, there is a difference between veggie spaghetti and regular wheat spaghetti of course. Soybean pasta is softer and has a mildly nutty flavor. Wheat spaghetti, in contrast, tastes sweeter and contains this well-known carby and hearty flavor profile many of us find pretty addicting.
So what to do? Of course, this meal tastes amazing with regular pasta as well. However, I find that aside from the black color giving the meal an extra kick, soybean pasta matches perfectly with pumpkin. Plus, it is a wonderful "light" and nutritious alternative to what most of us are used to.
I received my black pasta from planetplantbased. This is an unsponsored post though. I promote things I love to use in my kitchen. :)
I hope you enjoy this deliciously healthy, vegan & protein-loaded butternut pumpkin dish as much as I do. I usually make the recipe during the weekends as a meal-prep dish and then use the butternut pumpkin sauce for all kinds of veggie-loaded dishes during the week.
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Love & plants, Karo