Linguine with Seared Oyster Mushrooms

Whole grains are associated with lower risk for heart disease, so we are featuring whole-wheat linguine in this dish.

Makes 2 servings


2 cups oyster mushrooms


6 ounces whole-wheat vegan linguine

16 ounces crushed fire-roasted tomatoes

1 tablespoon capers

juice of 1 lemon

1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper (optional)

4 large fresh basil leaves


Chop the oyster mushrooms into very large pieces. Over high heat, sear them until they partially brown. Set them aside. Bring enough water to a boil to cook the pasta. Boil the pasta until it is just barely done. Drain. While the pasta is boiling, add the crushed fire-roasted tomatoes, capers, lemon juice, and optional crushed red pepper to a pot. Simmer this for about 5 minutes. Roll the basil leaves together and slice the roll along the width into thin strips. Plate the pasta, then pour the sauce over it and top with the fresh basil. Finish the dish off by topping each serving with the seared oyster mushrooms.

Nutrition information per serving: Calories: 385; Fat: 2 g; Saturated Fat: 0 g; Calories from Fat: 5%; Cholesterol: 0 mg; Protein: 17 g; Carbohydrates: 80 g; Sugar: 1 g; Fiber: 7 g; Sodium: 693 mg; Calcium: 0 mg; Iron: 0 mg; Vitamin C: 0 mg; Beta Carotene: 0 mcg; Vitamin E: 0 mg

Source: 21-Day Weight Loss Kickstart by Neal Barnard, M.D.; Recipe by Jason Wyrick of Vegan Culinary Experience

Nutrition Fact:

Whole grains are associated with lower risk for heart disease. In epidemiological studies, whole grain consumption is associated with a lower risk of heart disease.


1. Join David Katz, M.D., as he discusses dietary fats and heart disease at the 2015 International Conference on Nutrition in Medicine: Cardiovascular Disease this July!

2. While red meat can increase your risk of cardiovascular disease, there are tons of red plant foods that’ll keep your heart healthy.