Growing up as a kid there were only a few certain foods that I hated to eat. Olives were one (fair enough), and mushrooms! I hated mushrooms, like really disliked them. The texture, the flavour. Then somewhere along the way something changed, and now as an adult I love them?! Is this a thing, or is it because my mum forced me to eat them?! ☺
Today's recipe was originally inspired by a dish I created from ingredients I needed to use up in the fridge. I had some mushrooms and herbs, found some gluten free spaghetti in the pantry, added a few walnuts, parmesan and lemon and this new recipe was born. It turned out to be one of the quickest and tastiest little pasta dishes that now makes a regular appearance at our dinner table.
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- 400g mushrooms (I used a mix of ‘Portobello’ & ‘Swiss Brown’)
- ¾ cup toasted walnuts, roughly chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
- Zest of 2 large lemons
- 1 small bunch thyme (leaves only, discard the stalks)
- 1 bunch parsley, finely chopped
- 1 cup natural yoghurt
- 100g parmesan, finely grated
- 350g spaghetti (I used ‘Barilla’ gluten free spaghetti)
- Olive oil
- Sea salt
- Freshly cracked black pepper
- Add a little olive oil and sea salt to a large pan, add half the mushrooms and thyme and cook on high heat until browned.
- Remove the mushrooms from the pan and then repeat with the second batch of mushrooms.
- Add the first batch of mushrooms back into the pan with the second batch then add the garlic, lemon zest, and walnuts and saute for a couple of minutes.
- Remove the pan from the heat, add the natural yoghurt and parsley and stir through.
- Cook the pasta according to packet instructions.
- Once the pasta is cooked, drain the pasta but keep ¾ cup of the pasta water.
- Drizzle the pasta with a little olive oil and stir in the mushroom mix, pasta water and the parmesan.
- Serve with freshly cracked pepper and an extra drizzle of olive oil.