This meal requires no cooking other than boiling the pasta so it's perfect when you need something delicious but quick. Great packed in lunches, as this can be eaten hot, warm or cold.
Calories: 380 kcal
8 ounces cleaned and finely sliced cremini or button mushrooms
extra-virgin olive oil
zested and juiced
sprigs fresh thyme stripped to give about 1 teaspoon leaves
linguine or other pasta shape
fresh flat-leaf parsley
freshly shredded Parmesan
Freshly ground black pepper
Cook linguine or other pasta according to package directions. As the pasta is cooking:
In a large bowl, add olive oil, salt, garlic, lemon juice and zest, the gorgeously scented thyme leaves.
Wipe mushrooms very clean. Since you aren't cooking the mushrooms, any gritty dirt will be easier to taste if not cleaned well. Finely slice the mushrooms and add them into bowl with olive oil mixture.
When pasta is al dente, loosely drain retaining just a bit of water.
Quickly put the pasta into the bowl with the mushroom mixture.
Toss everything together well, then add the parsley, cheese and pepper before tossing again.
Serve immediately, or let come to room temperature OR refrigerate for a cold pasta to be served within 24 hours.
Mushroom Linguine with Lemon, Garlic and Thyme
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g
Saturated Fat 3g
Total Carbohydrates 45g
Dietary Fiber 3g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.