Quinoa Pasta with Sauteed Spinach & Portobello Mushroom


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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 1
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 313.5
  • Total Fat: 18.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 51.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 56.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 7.0 g
  • Protein: 12.9 g

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Number of Servings: 1

Ingredients

    1/4 c quinoa
    1 Portobello Mushroom Cap
    2 T extra virgin olive oil
    Bell Pepper Flakes (optional)
    Balsamic Vinegar (optional)
    Salt & Pepper

Directions

Serves 1

Bring a pot of water to a boil, lightly salt it and cook the quinoa pasta according to the instructions on the box (usually about 6-10min). Drain and set aside when finished.

While the pasta is cooking, lightly dust off the Portobello mushroom cap with a paper towel and cut into small chunks. Lightly coat the bottom of a pan with olive oil and stir in the mushroom chunks until they are all coated with oil. Add the spinach and sauté over medium heat for about 7-10 minutes or until the mushrooms are slightly browned and the spinach slightly wilted. If you are cooking over a higher heat, you may want to add the spinach when the mushrooms are almost done, to prevent over-cooking.

Stir the pasta into the pan with the mushroom and spinach to lightly coat with oil and add some salt and pepper to taste.

I suggest pouring just a touch of balsamic vinegar over the dish as well as some freshly grated cheese and bell pepper flakes. Depending on how much olive oil you used in the pan, you may also want to sprinkle a bit more over the finished dish


Number of Servings: 1

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user LIV2RIDE.

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  • How much spinach? Recipe doesn't say. - 5/24/10

    Reply from LIV2RIDE (5/26/10)
    You can use as much spinach as you want. It's a single serving so use as much as you want to eat.


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  • Very Good
    Love this recipe. It has become one of my weekly staples! I do saute the mushrooms first & add spinach closer to the end. The little red-pepper punch is great - and I do like the mellow contrast of a little shredded parm. Thanks for the recipe! - 5/9/10

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