vegan mushroom and spinach pasta

This tasty mushroom and spinach pasta is really quick and easy to prepare and cook and would make an ideal supper dish for two. If cooking for family or friends just double the portions.

vegan mushroom and spinach pasta

Vegan Mushroom & Spinach Pasta

A delicious easy to make vegan pasta. Ideal week night supper dish for two.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 28 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 2
Calories 743 kcal

Equipment

  • Stick blender

Ingredients
  

  • 150 g wholewheat tagliatelle
  • olive oil for frying
  • 1 large leek thinly sliced
  • 200 g baby leaf spinach
  • 200 g mushrooms thickly sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves crushed
  • 150 g tofu
  • 1 tbsp light soy sauce
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper

Instructions
 

  • Cook the pasta in a large saucepan of boiling salted water for 10 minutes, or according to the packet instructions. Drain the pasta, reserving some of the cooking water.
  • Meanwhile, heat a splash of olive oil in a large frying pan over a medium heat and fry the leeks gently for 5 minutes, until soft. Put into a bowl and set aside.
  • Add a little more oil to the pan, increase the heat, then add the spinach and cook for a minute or 2, until wilted. Place the spinach onto a plate that has been lined with kitchen paper, cover with more kitchen paper and squeeze out the excess moisture.
  • Heat some more oil in the frying pan, add the mushrooms and fry over a high heat until soft and caramelised. Add the garlic, fry for a couple of minutes, then return the leeks and spinach to the pan.
  • Put the tofu and soy sauce in a tall jug and add 3 tablespoons of the reserved pasta water. Use a stick blender to blend to a smooth sauce, then pour into the pan with the mushroom mixture.
  • Add the cooked pasta to the pan and mix everything together. Season to taste with salt and pepper, then serve.

Notes

Nutritional Values

Per serving:
743 kcal| 28g protein| 53 g carbs| 7g sugar| 14 g fat| 2 g saturated fat | 12 g fibre| 1.2 g salt
Keyword mushrooms, pasta, spinach