Thursday, May 7, 2009

Linguine with Lemon, Garlic, Mushrooms & Thyme (edited to add health benifits)

My family loves pasta and it is a standby for those days where everyone is busy and needs a healthy and satisfying meal that is easy to throw together before we run out the door again for our evening activities. Growing up I did not eat very much meat, and although I have developed a taste for meat as an adult, I still really enjoy vegetarian dishes (I also enjoy the money I save by omitting the meat!) and, if made right, even my meat loving boys enjoy a good vegetarian meal.

Linguine with Lemon, Garlic, Mushrooms & Thyme

4 – 5 cups Diced mushrooms
1/2 cup Extra-virgin Olive oil (good quality)
1 Lemon, zested and juiced
2 – 3 Cloves garlic
2 tsp Thyme

1½ - 2 lbs Linguine
Parmesan to taste preference

Sauté mushrooms in a bit of olive oil till cooked, add garlic, thyme and the rest of olive oil and heat though.

Prepare pasta according to package directions, drain, reserving ½ cup of pasta water. Combine pasta and sauce, adding pasta water to thicken sauce. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese over top.

Serve with crusty whole grain buns and you have a satisfying, yet simple meal. For more recipes see Simple and Nourishing.


Health Benifits (added for ET at Titus2:3-5)
Mushrooms are very low in calories Mushrooms are an excellent source of potassium (which can reduce blood pressure and reduces the risk of stroke).
High in copper. Rich source of copper, riboflavin, niacin, and selenium (fights diseases and cancer)
Fights colds and flu.

Smell has a natural calming effect and has even been used to treat depression
Cleanses your liver
Prevent diseases and cancer.
High in vitamin C
Can cure indigestive problems

Aids digestion
Fights colds and flus, particularily respiratory problems
Relieves mentral cramps
High in vitamin K, iron, manganese (lowers cholesterol), calcium and fibre

Helps lower cholesterol and blood pressure.
High in vitamin C, B6, manganese and selenium
Helps prevent weight gain.


  1. Lovely recipe! Thanks for sharing. I also love vegetarian pasta dishes. :-)

  2. Stop it! Just reading your posts is making me fat.

  3. Nice! Those flavors are spot on! Lemon, thyme, mushrooms, garlic! I love how you posted a recipe with all those amazing benefits!