3.31.2011

Mushrooms Carmelized Onion Broccoli and Cannellini Beans over Gluten Free Pasta

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In the not so distant past, the only way I truly enjoyed onions was in the breaded and deep fried form. Lately I've found myself completely digging onions. I'm enjoying them in sandwiches, salads, breads... I'm loving red, yellow, white. Hot, mild, sweet. Bring on the onion! I only wish my husband would join my little onion club because right now I have to cook my onions ahead of time and then add them back into my portion of the meal. Come on man, get on board my onion boat! ;D

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This is a delicious way to enjoy your onions. Caramelized and tossed with mushrooms, broccoli, cannellini beans, garlic, thyme and a splash of Balsamic. Heavenly!

Mushrooms Caramelized Onion Broccoli and Cannellini Beans
over Gluten Free Pasta

by theUngourmet

Serves 4

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1 lb Gluten-Free Pasta, cook as directed on box (I used a Quinoa Corn pasta)
2 tbsp Earth Balance
1 small onion, thinly sliced
8 oz sliced crimini mushrooms
3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
1 cup Whole Foods 365 frozen broccoli florets, slightly thawed
1 15 oz can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
1 tsp dried thyme
kosher salt to taste
1 tsp dried thyme
Splash of Balsamic

In a large skillet, heat Earth Balance over medium heat. Add the onion and saute until it reaches a light caramel color, stirring occasionally. Add the mushrooms and garlic. Saute for 2-3 minutes. Add the broccoli, beans, thyme and salt. Cook until beans and broccoli are heated through, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Add a splash or two of Balsamic vinegar. Toss. Serve over pasta. Dig in!!

I don't know about you but I like to add a bit of kosher salt throughout the cooking process. Just be careful not to over salt!

I recently had the opportunity to sample several frozen fruits and veggies from Whole Foods 365 line. The broccoli in this recipe is from 365 and it was so fantastic! It was vivid green and had a wonderful flavor and texture. The price was so reasonable too, which is great during these penny pinching times we are living in.

Stay tuned for my official 365 post. I'll be putting together a wonderful spring millet salad. Perfect for Easter!

Happy Friday!





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27 comments:

Ana Rita said...

Great pasta dish and the vegatables are wonderfully cooked!

Kisses,
Rita

Nisrine M said...

Ive used GF quinoa corn pasta before and I like it a lot. Nice preparation that I'll have to bookmark.

Maris (In Good taste) said...

This looks beyond exquisite. The colors are magnificent and I had to do a double take at the pasta bowl. Well done!!!

peachkins said...

another great way to eat veggies!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

This dish is beautiful, Kim. And, I love onions! Hope you husband gets 'on board' soon! LOL! I'm going to have to see if we have the 365 brand available here. Blessings ~ Tanna

BarbaraJean said...

I hope you have a lot of people join you on your onion boat, Kim. Now I think the mushrooms look great! Of course, you know I have been floating my own mushroom boat for a long time now! Great picture as well!

Jeannie said...

I love anything with mushrooms in a dish! delicioous!

Randi Troxell said...

my hubs would soooo LOVE this, and i truly wished i liked mushrooms!!

happy wkend!!!

mysteryhistorymom said...

I LOVE onions (my sweetie doesn't) and this looks amazing! I have to try it! Thanks for creating and sharing!:) Lori

Joanne said...

I adore caramelized onions...I can't imagine anyone not! This dish sounds delicious and super healthy!

teresa said...

oh my goodness, delicious! this is pretty much packed with some of my favorite ingredients!

Connie @ Rookie Foodie said...

YUM! I love onions and so does my 4 year old. She's a little foodie!

pigpigscorner said...

Onions are really versatile, I put in in everything!

Nutmeg Nanny said...

This looks great! That gluten free pasta looks delicious too.

Monet said...

I have slowly been working on Ryan in the onion department. His mom didn't touch them growing up, so it has taken some time. This meal looks so delicious. Thank you for sharing, my friend. After such a long and hard week, it is good to visit the blogs that I love. I hope you have a safe and happy weekend.

Cooksandlay said...

I believe in the onion's power to enhance a dish but not caramelizing. But I'm amazed with your pasta dish. I think onion will be a part of my list now! Thanks for posting this.

Cooksandlay
www.yoursmartkitchen.com

Gloria said...

This look, yummy,yummy, I love this type of dish! gloria

jacqueline said...

Dearest sweet Kim, it's wonderful to be back in the swing of things here on blogland! I love mushrooms and brocoli lots. This is a must try and thanks so much for sharing! Have a lovely merry happy weekend and love to you!

Pam said...

This sounds like the perfect meal! Delicious.

Magic of Spice said...

I love this, such a delicious dish!

Velva said...

This pasta dish rocks! Very nice.

Have a great weekend.
Velva

scrambledhenfruit said...

That does look heavenly! I love onions, especially caramelized. This is a perfect meatless meal- we're trying to do more of them these days. :)

Megan said...

Sounds like a tasty pasta dish! I just posted 3 onion recipes last week -- had lots of extra onions to use up!

Angie's Recipes said...

You know, this is exactly my ideal type of homey, healthy and tasty meal! mmm caramelized onion...that sounds just heavenly!

Julie said...

I love onions as well, almost any way you can fix 'em! This sounds excellent, and a great way to get some fiber in with the broccoli and beans...yum :)

The Blonde Duck said...

I wish Ben would eat this!

Juliana said...

Kim, great pasta dish...and so healthy! Love the veggies and mushrooms in it...yummie! Have a great week :-)

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