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Clearspring Gluten Free Brown Rice Noodles with Spinach and Tomato

ClearSpring Gluten Free Noodles

It’s always nice to find ways of making our favourite recipes a little healthier and this is especially true of pasta. This month, I’ve experimented with courgette or zucchini noodles, sometimes called ‘zoodles’ and also with a new type of 100% organic Clearspring gluten free brown rice noodles – recipe below. Usually, these type of noodles are used in Asian cooking, perhaps to make a noodle salad or a Pad Thai, though the packet did say you could use them as a gluten free alternative to pasta – which is what I did. In the ‘Pasta Please’ link up that I was hosting for Jacqueline of Tinned Tomatoes, we also had some fresh pasta with kale, mint and pesto, eggplant (aubergine) meatballs, fresh spinach pasta and some baked salmon with spinach and basil pesto pasta. So, all very virtuous!

Pasta Please Healthy Pasta Dishes Round Up

Here were the entries into the January round up…

Pasta Please Healthy Pasta

  1. Baked Salmon with Spinach and Basil Pesto Pasta – by Corin at ProWare Kitchen
  2. Pasta With Kale, Mint and Hazelnut Pesto – by Jen at Chardonnay and Samphire
  3. Fresh Spinach Whole Wheat Pasta – by Marie at Goodie Godmother
  4. Eggplant Meatballs – by The Lawyer’s Cookbook
  5. Gluten Free Brown Noodles with Spinach and Tomato – by Ren Behan recipe below – also vegan.

Thank you for all the healthy pasta entries, I hope you find something to inspire you.

ClearSpring Gluten Free Noodles

Gluten Free Brown Rice Noodles with Spinach and Tomato

Ren Behan
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Healthy
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4


  • 200 g brown rice gluten free noodles I used Clearspring
  • 1 teaspoon avocado oil
  • 1 clove garlic peeled, grated
  • 5-6 fresh tomatoes
  • 100 g fresh baby spinach


  • Bring a pan of water to the boil, add the brown rice noodles, cook according to the packet instructions until just tender/al dente.
  • In a separate pan, add the avocado oil and the garlic, cook on a low heat for two minutes.
  • Add the chopped, fresh tomatoes and cook for six minutes, until the tomatoes are soft.
  • Add the fresh spinach and stir until wilted.
  • Drain the noodles, add them to the pan, toss everything together and serve straight away.

ClearSpring Gluten Free Noodles

More healthy pasta dishes

I also found a few more healthy pasta dishes to inspire you…

  1. Camilla’s Chili Prawn Pasta Salad – Fab Food 4 All
  2. Jeanne’s Patty Pan Squash Pasta – Cook Sister
  3. Jan’s Linguine with Prawns, Chorizo, Sun-dried tomatoes and Chilli – A Glug of Oil
  4. Dannii’s Quick Spicy Tomato Spaghetti – Hungry Healthy Happy
  5. Laura’s Roasted Vegetable and Feta Lasagna – How to Cook Good Food

Have you got any favoruite ‘healthy’ pasta dishes or clever swaps? Let me know in the comment box below.

With thanks to Clearspring for sending me a selection of goodies to try out including the Brown Rice Noodles. I chose to feature the noodles because I enjoyed them and found them to be a versatile store cupboard ingredient. 

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  1. 5 stars
    I love your photography, very considered work and of course this makes it look so tasty!

  2. You’ve styled that dish beautifully Ren! It’s great to see some healthier pasta recipes as i’m hoping to adopt a better-behaved approach to my diet this month after an appallingly behaved January!!!

  3. That is a really beautiful, appealing dish. I love the colours and simplicity. Yum.

  4. Hi Ren,
    Love your recipe. Especially the plate that it is on, gorgeous! I’ve never tried/heard of avocado oil either, sounds like it would be really good. I will keep an eye out for it in the supermarket 🙂

  5. So fresh, lovely and simple. I need to get onto the eggplant meatballs in your list! X

  6. A lovely quick and simple dish which I would love to try – just need some of those Clearspring noodles as I have everything else:-) A great round-up of tasty pasta dishes too – thanks for including mine:-)

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