Northbrook, Illinois-based Barilla, a global pasta producer, is expanding its legume pasta line with chickpea spaghetti. Barilla’s Chickpea Spaghetti is made entirely from one ingredient, in this case chickpea flour.
This classic long, golden strand of pasta pairs well with simple tomato or olive oil-based sauce, as well as chunky vegetables or a hearty meat sauce. Barilla’s Legume features pasta shapes ranging from spaghetti to penne to rotini.
All of the Barilla Legume pastas are certified gluten free and non-GMO Project Verified, giving all pasta lovers the opportunity to add variety to their meals by easily swapping in legume pasta as a foundation for a range of dishes.
“We’re always listening to shoppers and are excited to bring them another way to enjoy Barilla Legume Pasta with the addition of chickpea spaghetti,” said Jean-Pierre Comte, president of Barilla Americas. “Spaghetti is a beloved, sought-after cut, so adding it to our Legume offerings was a natural next step. The addition of a long-cut chickpea pasta allows pasta lovers to have more creativity with their meals and recipes with a delicious taste and ‘al dente’ texture.”
Barilla leveraged its more than 140 years of expertise to create legume pasta with only one ingredient – chickpeas or red lentils. Barilla Chickpea Spaghetti provides a good source of protein (11g per serving) and an excellent source of fiber (8g of dietary fiber).
Barilla Legume pasta is available in five different cuts: chickpea spaghetti, chickpea rotini, red lentil spaghetti, red lentil penne and red lentil rotini. All varieties have a suggested retail price of $2.99. Chickpea Spaghetti will be available in most major retailers nationwide and at Amazon.com starting this October alongside Barilla’s other Legume pastas. For a specific retailer near you, visit the product locator at Barilla.com.