Spicy Vegan Mushroom Pasta Recipe
By Earth of Maria
🔪Prep Time: 0 mins
👩🍳Cook Time: 15 mins
2 1/2 cups gluten-free pasta
1 medium onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup tomatoes, diced
2 cups button mushrooms, chopped
3 tbsp tomato paste
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp paprika
1/2 cup plant based milk
1 tbsp cornstarch
1/2 tsp salt, or to taste
2 cups spinach
1Cook the pasta according to packaging instructions, but for two minutes less.
2Sauté the onion, garlic and tomatoes for 3-4 minutes, until they start to soften. You can use either water or oil, depending on your preference.
3Add the mushrooms, and cook for a further 3-4 minutes. When they start to soften, add the tomato paste, cumin and smoked paprika, stirring to combine.
4When the pasta is ready, drain it but do not rinse, and retain 1/4 cup pasta water. Transfer the pasta to the pan with the sauce, also adding the plant based milk and pasta water.
5Stir to combine, then add the cornstarch and cook for a further 2 minutes, stirring frequently, until the sauce thickens.
6At the last minute, season to taste with salt and add the spinach. Serve either hot or cold once the spinach wilts.
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I’ve never been good at introductions because when they’re needed, I seem to forget every single interesting thing about myself. But I guess we’ll start with the basics. My name is Maria, and I am a twenty year old student from England. I study history at the University of Oxford and live in Brighton, but I was born in Russia and moved to the UK around ten years ago. I’m a vegan foodie (as you can probably tell by this blog), a lover of long walks and somewhere awkwardly between extrovert and introvert. Veganism and healthy eating are a huge part of my life, given that both have helped me overcome an unhealthy relationship with food. Finding balance took a lot of time and patience. But, as with many things in life, hard work proved 110% worth it! Whenever I’m not in the kitchen or working in my room, you’ll often find me at the gym, or at the grocery store looking for inspo for my next recipe.