Pasta with mushroom, walnut and fig
Serves 2 | 10 min | Easy
Looking for fast food? Well it doesn't get faster than this! And it might be one of our tastiest meals ever. Which is saying a lot!
But let's take a quick de-tour before we get to the food: How is your Christmas planning going? Stressed yet? I know the feeling, and usually when you have a thousand and one things to do, you forget to feed yourself. Thats when this amazing pasta saves the day, and the best part is that it's completely gluten free, vegan and damn tasty.
This dinner is so easy to prepare that you'll have no problem preparing it even if you've never touched a frying pan and don't know what to do with your oven except warm a pizza. This meal is so delicious and so so easy, that you can impress whoever comes a'knocking.
The pasta we used is made with chickpeas instead of flour. We buy similar bean-pastas every now and then, ranging from black-bean pasta to kidney-bean pasta, and this time we ended up using the chickpea version.
Bean pastas are becoming more popular in Sweden where people want to eat pasta without getting a swollen stomach. I think it tastes very good, and it's easy to prepare. We use risentas pasta, if you're curious to read more about it.
This Christmas we've decided to escape the cold to Mexico, and enjoy our Christmas dinner on the beach. This vacation couldn't come at a better time, we're both totally beat after a hectic autumn and all we're going to do is eat tacos and drink tequila. Hopefully we'll come back with lots of inspiration for exciting vegetarian Mexican food!
But back to you, I hope you can find some time to make a big bowl of pasta and just enjoy everything you've done this year. Light some candles, eat some fast-food pasta and relax. You've earned it!
Chickpea pasta for two
100 grams of mushrooms
1 clove of garlic
A handful of walnuts
Salt and pepper
Cook the pasta for 5 minutes, bean pastas have a very short cook time compared to traditional pastas (if you're using regular pasta, just cook it according to the instructions)
Fry the halved mushrooms and sliced garlic in butter for a few minutes, then toss in the walnuts that you've crushed coarsely in your hands and fry a bit longer. Also, add a big pinch of salt and a bit of pepper to the mix.
When the pasta is ready mix a dash of olive oil into it
Place the pasta on a plate
Throw the mushroom and walnut mixture on top of the pasta
Slice the fig into 6 pieces and place it on the dish
Garnish with fresh herbs and sea salt