Mushroom and chickpea Pasta (vegan friendly)

Mushrooms, chickpeas = a recipe for over indulging

I was looking for something easy and hearty for dinner, this pasta dish goes pretty far. Feed 4 ish people or eat it all by yourself, no one will judge you. It also makes great leftovers, and lets be honest, who doesn’t love leftovers?

Mushroomy pastaliscious grub

This recipe is vegan friendly, but if you don’t abide by the vegan law, use real parmesan and a cheeky bit of butter when you cook your mushrooms. I love using the nutritional yeast because it’s a good source of B12 which is always a good thing.

In the recipe I made I also used more chili and paprika than I have in the recipe, but it turns out quite spicy, so for those who are not such avid spice fans you can just stick to the recipe.

Without further ado, here is my mushroom and chickpea pasta:

  • 400 g          Pasta Grande pasta, I recommend spaghetti or the cavatappi.
  • 2 cloves           garlic, minced
  • 1 whole           white onion, chopped
  • 300 g               mushrooms, sliced. I used a mixture of shitake, button and portobello
  • 200 g               fresh baby spinach, washed
  • ½ tsp               paprika
  • 3 TBS              olive oil (or groundnut oil)
  • 1 Tsp               chilli flakes
  • 1 cup               vegetable stock
  • 100 g               chickpeas, drained
  • 1                      lime, juiced
  • To taste salt and pepper
  • To taste           nutritional yeast
  1. Preheat your oven to 200°C
  2. Cover a baking tray with foil, scatter your chickpeas on the tray, drizzling on 2 TBS oil.
  3. Place the tray in your preheated oven for ±20 minutes, until they are browned and crispy. Make sure to shake the pan every now and again to get an even brown.
  4. In a large saucepan or frying pan fry the onions and garlic in 1 TBS oil.
  5. In the meantime, cook your pasta according to the packet instructions, when it reaches al dente, set aside and reserve a cup of the pasta water.
  6. When onions are translucent, add your paprika and chili flakes and cook for another minute or 2.
  7. Add your lime juice to the pan, stirring continuously.
  8. Add your mixed mushrooms and fry on a medium heat for another 4-5 minutes.
  9. Slowly add your vegetable stock, deglazing as you go. Cook until the liquid has evaporated to about ½.
  10. Add you ½ cup of pasta water slowly, you don’t have to add it all if it is too runny.
  11. Cook for another 8-10 minutes until the sauce has thickened slightly. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  12. Add your spinach leaves to the pan and stir through. Add your pasta to the pan and stir through to coat. Season to taste.
  13. Dish the pasta in bowls with a scattering of baked chickpeas and a sprinkling of nutritional yeast.
  14. Enjoy!
Pasta lavista baby

Thanks for reading!

Love and health to all of you ❤



3 Comments on “Mushroom and chickpea Pasta (vegan friendly)

  1. Oh yay Cuz,

    I’m chuffed to be receiving these! We’re not strong enough to ditch the animals but are trying to eat less meat and your recipes look so damn good so I’m going to give them a whirl.

    Hope all is well with you.

    X x

    Sent from my iPhone



  2. My cuz! Thank you so much for reading! I’m so glad more people are considering a reduction in their meat intake 🙂 Again thank you so much for keeping up with my foodie adventures, and I promise you can look forward to loads more exciting deliciousness 😀 xx (If you make any of the recipes let me know what you think!)


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