Have you tried a gluten-free pasta before? The Costco Pedon More Than Pasta Four Bean Linguine is made in Italy and is plant-based and wheat-free! It’s made of chickpeas, red lentils, green peas and navy pea beans. Can a pasta made from beans be as tasty as the real thing?
I recently decided to try more gluten-free and plant-based options from Costco and this four bean linguine is one of the latest products I’ve tried! I’ve had pasta made from chickpeas before and lentils but never four different kinds of beans.
Location in Store
You can find the four bean linguini in the aisle with the other dry pasta, rice and pasta sauce. The item number is 1567667.
My husband who is not really into gluten-free, healthy alternative foods actually ate this and enjoyed it without complaint! I can’t really taste the difference between this pasta and regular wheat pasta if I’m not eating it alone.
If you eat it alone without anything added, you may notice a slight bean flavor. With added sauce, vegetables or meat this tastes very similar to regular pasta.
One thing I do notice is that the texture is firmer than white pasta. I find whole grain pasta has a thicker, tougher texture and the texture of the four bean pasta is similar to whole grain pasta.
The one kilogram box containing two separate bags of pasta costs $9.99 Canadian at Costco. I like that there’s two bags because we’re a family of two and it takes us longer to finish things! One bag stays fresh by not opening it until we’re ready to use it.
This tastes amazing with Rao’s Homemade Marina from Costco. I also enjoy it with fresh tomatoes, Italian sausage, basil and a drizzle of olive oil for a lighter meal. The best before date listed on the box I bought is about 18 months from the date I purchased it. I love how it’s a product of Italy too, very authentic!
The linguini is simple to make, just add it to boiling water and cook it for about seven minutes, stirring often. I like my pasta a bit softer and find the gluten-free bean pastas take longer to cook than wheat pasta so I kept my linguini in the water for eight minutes.
1/12th of the package or an 85 gram serving is 310 calories, two grams of fat, 57 grams of carbohydrates, five grams of fibre, one gram of sugar, 15 grams of protein and zero milligrams of sodium! That’s a lot of carbohydrates but this linguini also has a decent amount of protein.
I love how short and sweet the ingredients list is. Despite the high calories and carbohydrates I feel pretty good about eating this. The four ingredients listed are the four types of beans in the pasta.
Give it a try!
If you’re wishing to explore more wheat-free pasta options, I don’t think Costco Pedon Four Bean Linguini will disappoint!
Would you try this? Why or why not?
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