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Many think that pasta is off the table for diabetics but that is not true - It all depends what type of pasta you choose, how you cook it and what you eat it with.
This delicious dish is a great example of a diabetic friendly pasta dish. We cooked the pasta al dente which has a lower glycemic index than overcooked pasta, chose a whole grain pasta made of quinoa & amaranth which provides plant-protein and fiber to keep glucose stable; mushrooms and onions for more fiber and cashew sour cream which provides various nutrients, including heart-healthy fats, and once again, more fiber. Dietary fiber is our ally in keeping blood sugar stable. Enjoy!
- 8 ounces whole-wheat pasta (I used a gluten-pasta made out of quinoa & Amaranth)
- 3 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
- ⅔ cup chopped onion
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 lbs. mushrooms, sliced
- 2 tbsp. all-purpose flour (gluten-free option)
- ½ cup dry white wine
- 1 ½ cups low-sodium vegetable broth
- 1 tbsp. Dijon mustard
- ½ cup cashew sour cream made with the NutraMilk
- ¼ tsp. salt
- ¼ tsp. ground pepper
- 1 tbsp. chopped fresh parsley, for garnish
For plant-based sour cream
- 1 cup raw cashews
- ½ cup water
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice, or more if needed
- 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
- Heaping ¼ teaspoon fine sea salt
- Prepare plant-based sour cream:
- Add cashews to the NutraMilk and process until you get a cashew butter consistency.
- Add the rest of the ingredients and process until smooth.
- Taste and adjust seasonings, add more water if you prefer a thinner consistency. Set aside.
- Cook pasta according to package directions.
- Meanwhile, heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook until fragrant and starting to soften, about 2 minutes. Add garlic and mushrooms and continue cooking, stirring frequently, until the mushrooms release their liquid, 5 to 7 minutes.
- Stir in flour and cook, stirring, until it is well absorbed, about one minute. Add wine, broth and mustard; stir and scrape up any browned bits. Reduce heat to medium and continue to cook, gently stirring, until the sauce thickens, 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in sour cream, salt and pepper.
- Drain the pasta and add to the sauce, tossing it all together. Sprinkle with parsley, if desired.
Prepared and photographed by NutraMilk nutritionist, Florencia Tagliavini.
Recipe inspired by Eating Well.