Red Lentil Rotini with Salsa Verde, Roasted Zucchini, Hominy and Fresh Mint

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Salsa verde is one of the worlds best condiments, at home on nearly everything from steaks to seafood, eggs to… pasta! Here, Chef Yury combines the tangy, herbaceous sauce with Red Lentil Rotini, hominy and zucchini. It’s fully vegan, gluten-free, and accented with fresh mint.


Step 1

Preheat the oven to 425°F.

Step 2

In a medium pot, combine the onion, tomatillo, jalapeño peppers and garlic, then top with enough water to cover the vegetables.

Step 3

Bring everything to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and cook for an additional 15 minutes.

Step 4

Add everything to a blender in batches with cilantro, and blend until smooth.

Step 5

Meanwhile, toss the zucchini with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Roast until nicely browned, about 10 minutes.

Step 6

In a large pot, cook the pasta according to the directions.

Step 7

Drain the pasta and combine with the sauce, zucchini and hominy.

Step 8

Remove the skillet from the heat and fold in the mint.


  • 6 pkgs Barilla® Red Lentil Rotini
  • 1½ cups vegetable oil, divided
  • 6 ea medium onions, halved
  • 4½ lb tomatillo
  • 6 ea jalapeños
  • 12 ea garlic cloves
  • 6 bunches cilantro
  • 12 ea medium zucchinis, sliced in half and into half moons
  • 6 cups canned hominy
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 3 cups fresh mint
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Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 262g
Servings Per Container

Amount Per Serving
Calories 420
Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19gg
Saturated Fat 3gg
Trans Fat 0gg
Cholesterol 0gmg
Sodium 420mgmg
Total Carbohydrate 53gg
Dietary Fiber 9gg
Sugars 6gg
Protein 16gg

Vitamin A %
Vitamin C %
Calcium 37mg%
Iron 4mg%
Allergy Information:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Please note: for the purpose of the nutritional assessment, total sodium does not include salt added to the cooking water. When salt is listed "as needed" in the ingredient list, 1 tsp total is included in the analysis.