This recipe came to my head the other day when I was craving pasta and realized I had a package of soba noodles (buckwheat pasta) in my pantry that I’d never used before. I wanted to see what it was like and this recipe was born!
How Healthy Is This Cabbage and Mushroom Pasta?
As far as a Nutritarian recipes go, this one is a very decent one to be used as a once-in-a-while “comfort food” type dish. There are lots of veggies in here, including the mushroom AND onion G-BOMBS!!
For someone like me, I won’t be making this often because I have a difficult time controlling myself around pasta (HEY I know my limitations:), but this one did the trick when I had the craving the other day…and I didn’t go too, too crazy eating it. :)
This would be a nice dish to have alongside a large salad, with maybe some steamed veggies on the side. As long as you keep your portion of the pasta to 1/2 cup (ish), then you’re all good.
It’s very easy to make and relies on Asian flavors a little bit, so your tastebuds should be quite pleased. :D I mean, I know mine were.
Cabbage and Mushroom Pasta Vlog Video
And here’s the video that shows me making up this recipe!
- 1 sleeve (3.1 ounces) buckwheat pasta , cooked according to package directions and drained
- 2 tablespoons water for sautéing
- ½ head cabbage, chopped or sliced
- ½ small yellow onion, thinly chopped
- 1 cup shiitake mushrooms, stems removed and discarded, tops chopped
- ¼ cup raw almonds, finely chopped
- 1 lime, juiced
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil (optional)
- 1 tablespoon coconut aminos (optional, substitute Bragg's Liquid Aminos)
- ½ scallion, chopped
- In a large sauté pan over medium high heat, add the cabbage and onions and stirfry continuously for 5 minutes. Add the mushrooms and stir fry until the cabbage just begins to become translucent, about 3-4 more minutes.
- Turn off the heat and add the almonds, lime juice, sesame oil, coconut aminos and pasta and stir to combine well. Serve, topping each portion with scallions.
- (NOTE: All of my recipes use minimal oil, salt and sugar, if any at all. Feel free to add more to your taste.)