November 7, 2013

What Every Vegan Wants: A Miracle Pasta Revolution. {Recipe}

If you are vegan, eat primarily vegan, are gluten free or even if you eat raw, you need to know about this pasta.

It’s called Black Bean Spaghetti. Unlike other pasta (even gluten free pasta) this one is extremely high in protein. It even has more protein than carbohydrates! 25 grams of protein per 2 oz serving is unheard of.

As if that were not enough, this pasta has only two ingredients: Organic Black Beans and Water. What??

As a vegan, you know how challenging it can be to find a food with this level of plant based protein while also being low in carbohydrates.

In a nutshell? This pasta is a miracle food revolution for vegans!

You can either cook it like traditional pasta, or soak it in water for 24-36 hours and eat raw.

The company that makes the pasta told Matt Monarch from the Raw Food World, “We grind the organic beans into flour and add 8% water and then extrude the moist dough mixture into a spaghetti or fettuccine shape at very low heat (about 120 degrees F.) and then they are dried and cut and packed.”

The raw food cut off temperature is normally 118 degrees, so 120 is not bad—it is pretty much a raw food on top of being vegan, extremely high in protein and gluten free!

The company also makes a version of the pasta called Mung Bean Fettucini which is also excellent.

My favorite way to eat the Black Bean Spaghetti is extremely simple and yet delicious. Here is the recipe:


1 Packet of Black Bean Spaghetti
1/3 Jar of Victoria Vegan White Bean Marinara Sauce
1 Tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil

1. Soak pasta for 24-36 hours or boil a pot of water and cook the pasta traditionally.
2. Strain the pasta and toss with olive oil and a third of the jar of marinara sauce.

Enjoy, knowing no animals were harmed in the making of this meal and that you are getting a miraculous amount of protein in every bite!

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Ed: Bryonie Wise

Photo: courtesy of author

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Trisha Aug 31, 2014 1:57pm

I have gotten this pasta from Costco 🙂

Kayleigh Nov 12, 2013 5:02pm

Here’s a better link! Not $33 this time.

Antoniamour Nov 12, 2013 4:40pm

Here it is for under 4$ http://www.vitacost.com/explore-asian-organic-bla

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