Speed Vegan Linguine With Sun-Dried Tomato Sauce And Balsamic Mushrooms

August 17, 2010 by Keri

Tonight’s dinner was seriously out of this world amazing.  I once again cracked open Speed Vegan to make Linguine with Sun-dried Tomato Sauce.  To accompany the vegan pasta I decided on the Balsamic Mushrooms, partly because they sounded delicious and partly because I had mushrooms.

Vegan Pasta Recipes

The flavors of olive oil, garlic, and sun-dried tomatoes all came through in the linguine to make for a comfortable, yet gourmet flavor.  I really enjoyed this pasta, and I was originally going to share the recipe with you, but since I have to pick only one more Speed Vegan recipe to share, it’s going to be the mushrooms.  I’m a mushroom lover as it is, but these  mushrooms are crazy-delicious.

Vegan Pasta Recipes

Balsamic Mushrooms

  • 1 pound mushrooms, preferably cremini or baby portobello
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup finely diced shallots
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon dark agave nectar
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme, or 1/4 teaspoon dried
  • 3/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Wash the mushrooms well and pat them dry.  Quarter them, taking care to keep the stems attached.
Heat the oil in a large pan over high heat.  Add the shallots and cook for about 2 minutes, stirring constantly.  Add the mushrooms and stir well.  Cover the pan and cook until the mushrooms begin to release their liquid, about 1 minute.  Remove the cover and cook until the liquid is absorbed, about 5 minutes.  Add the vinegar, agave nectar, thyme, salt, and pepper.  Cook and stir for 1 to 2 minutes, until the mushrooms are lightly glazed with a smooth sauce.  Serve at once.

Vegan Pasta Recipes

Oh, and did I mention I had both recipes done in a matter of minutes?!  That’s just awesome!  These are recipes I can make in a pinch and still be proud to serve.

What’s your go-to meal-in-a-pinch for when you got home a little too late or just don’t feel like spending much time in the kitchen?

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  1. You are on a roll! I want to come to your house for a week. Just feed me for a week, okay?! 🙂

    • Keri says:

      Hehehe- I love to feed people!! My grandma and dad have both stayed and eaten my food for a week and I cook when I go to my mom’s. 🙂

  2. My speed meals depend on what I have leftover in the fridge. A couple weeks ago it was a random chickpea salad (no cooking required!). But my real go-to meal is probably pasta with marinara sauce or pesto. I eat that a lot in the winter when I’m feeling a lot lazier and there’s not as much fresh produce around.

    • Keri says:

      Yeah, I think pasta and marinara with cut up veggie chunks is the “I don’t have time” go-to around here! 🙂

  3. Dianne says:

    Mmm that looks like a perfect meal! I love sauteed mushrooms; I usually have them cooked with wine instead of balsamic.

  4. Jennifer says:

    I want! I want! Pasta perfection.