A plate serving garlicky mushroom penne

Garlicky mushroom penne

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(33 ratings)

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 15 mins

Easy

Serves 2

Add protein to a vegan pasta dish by using a low-fat hummus in the sauce. With the mushrooms and wholemeal penne, you have a healthy and filling dinner

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan

Nutrition: Per serving

  • kcal436
  • fat12g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs59g
  • sugars11g
  • fibre13g
  • protein18g
  • salt0.2g
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Ingredients

  • 210g can chickpeas, no need to drain
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 large garlic clove
  • 1 tsp vegetable bouillon
  • 2 tsp tahini
    Tahini

    Tahini

    ta-hee-nee

    Also known as tahina, this finely ground paste of husked and roasted sesame seeds is an…

  • ¼ tsp ground coriander
  • 115g wholemeal penne
  • 2 tsp rapeseed oil
    Rapeseed oil

    Rapeseed oil

    If you want a light alternative to other cooking oils, rapeseed is a great choice and has…

  • 2 red onions, halved and sliced
  • 200g closed cup mushrooms, roughly chopped
  • generous handful chopped parsley
    Parsley

    Parsley

    par-slee

    One of the most ubiquitous herbs in British cookery, parsley is also popular in European and…

  • ½ lemon, juiced
    Lemon

    Lemon

    le-mon

    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

Method

  1. To make the hummus, tip the chickpeas and their liquid into a bowl and add the lemon juice, garlic, bouillon, tahini and ground coriander. Blitz to a wet paste with a hand blender, still retaining some texture from the chickpeas.

  2. Cook the pasta according to pack instructions. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a non-stick wok or large frying pan and add the onions and mushrooms, stirring frequently until softened and starting to caramelise.

  3. Drain the pasta and tip in with the mushrooms, then take off the heat and stir through the hummus and parsley. Toss together lightly, squeeze over the lemon juice and serve, adding a dash of water to loosen the mixture a little if needed.

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flauffy
20th Mar, 2018
2.55
Wanted to try something different, so gave this a go. Not sure that hummus works well as a pasta sauce though. Too cloy-y, if that's even a word. Liked the mushroom and onion aspect, and loads of parsley and lemon freshened the dish up. Used a whole can of chickpeas so now have leftover hummus which is much better suited for dipping your pitta into!
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Rebecca Safe
24th Feb, 2018
Is this gluten free?
panicchick67
22nd Jan, 2018
3.8
I am quite a novice cook but found this very easy to do. I was a bit worried about how it would all come together, but it turned out to be a yummy, filling meal. I used two quite big cloves of garlic as we are garlicky people, and I also cheated and used a tub of plain houmous from the shops. I mixed the other humous ingredients (bouillon, garlic, lemon juice etc.) with a small amount of water and then stirred this into the pot of houmous before I started cooking with the idea it would kind of soak into the houmous. *shrug* Next time I would use just one onion as there was way too much of it, and I would probably double the mushrooms as we love them and there just wasn't enough!
lucybeth27
22nd Jan, 2018
1.3
I found this largely disappointing. It wasn’t garlicky at all! It was a fairy bland sauce. Won’t be cooking this again, even if I added tripple the quantity of garlic.
catie74
5th Nov, 2017
Make sure you keep back some of the pasta water to toss through at the end. This is a lovely recipe though I up the garlic
maizy
27th Sep, 2017
5.05
Delicious, can't wait to make this for my vegan sister. I used a different recipe for the hummus (just because I know and trust it) and added some chilli and kale, and I used chestnut mushrooms. Overall I couldn't believe how creamy and delicious it was.
Johazis
25th Sep, 2017
5.05
I made this and it was delicious and comforting. I was surprised how creamy the houmous was mixed through the pasta. I used chesnut mushrooms and it gave it a really nice earthy flavour.
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panicchick67
22nd Jan, 2018
3.8
Use just one onion and double the mushrooms instead. If you like garlic go for two cloves. The quantity of pasta seems small but the mushroom and onion really bulk it up so go with the stated amount!
DeeeJay
12th Nov, 2017
2.55
I'm not sure if the 2 red onions I used for this were particularly big, but 2 onions seemed way too much and was quite over powering. I'd just use one next time. It was yummy and full of flavour other than that though.