Review of Banza gluten free pasta

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The folks at Banza kindly sent me a free sample variety pack of their pasta to try.  This in no way impacts this review; my opinion is 100% my own. 

While I love Ronzoni, Barilla and Tinkayada gluten free pasta, I am always looking for tasty alternatives.

Banza is made from chickpeas.  I have never come across this type of pasta before, so I thought I would give it a try, and share my review with all of you.

I have never been able to make a decent macaroni salad with gluten free pasta.  It gets really hard when it is chilled.  So the first box I opened was the elbows.  I cooked them according to package directions.  I usually use a microwave pasta cooker, but in this case, I wanted to follow the directions, so I boiled some water on the stovetop.

I cooked the pasta for seven minutes, drained, then rinsed with cold water.  So far, so good.  I mixed it up with some mayonnaise dressing, and put it in the fridge to chill. Nothing fancy here; I just really wanted to see how the pasta held up.

Even today, the day after making it,  it is holding up well.  It is a bit firm, but not hard.  It has a mild beany taste, but nothing off-putting.  I really like it.

I will be taste testing the other pasta shapes (penne, shells and rotini) at future dates, and will review them then.

I would definitely recommend Banza.  You can find more information on their pastas, and how to buy them here.

If you are looking for a healthy alternative to gluten free pasta made from corn and rice, give Banza a try!







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