Sun-Dried Tomato Bean Pasta

dinner inspired meals lunch Jul 25, 2022

I don’t know about you, but regular pasta tends to send my blood sugar through the roof! How do I know? Because I get hungry an hour or so after eating it. This means it caused my blood sugar to initially spike and then plummet, triggering what I call “rebound hunger.”

Other foods that can have this effect are:

  • White potatoes
  • White rice
  • Sugary cereals and other sweets (cake, cookies, candy)
  • Sugar-sweetened beverages (including those fancy, overpriced coffee drinks)
  • Pretzels
  • Crackers

If you find yourself shying away from pasta for the same reason, or if you are simply trying to improve the overall quality of your food choices, I think you'll really like this recipe! It was created by my friend Carla and uses Liviva Organic Edamame Fettuccine, a high protein, high fiber, low glycemic solution to regular wheat-based pasta with a mere two ingredients: organic edamame and water.

One serving of this pasta offers 22 grams of protein (as much as one 3-ounce chicken breast) and 17 grams of fiber. Pretty impressive! 🙌

Pair it with a nice leafy green salad and you've got a real nutrition powerhouse meal on your hands.

Basil & Sun-Dried Tomato Bean Pasta

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 1 bag Liviva Organic Edamame Fettuccine
  • 1  large red onion, diced
  • 2 cloves fresh garlic, minced
  • 1  jar julienne sun-dried tomatoes in olive oil
  • Himalayan salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2  cup fresh basil, cut into ribbons 


  1. Prepare pasta according to directions on package.
  2. In a separate pan, sauté tomatoes, garlic and onion until slightly caramelized. The oil from the jar of tomatoes should be ample, but you can add a little more per your taste.
  3. Drain pasta and toss with onion mixture. Gently fold in basil ribbons and add salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy!


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