Linguine with Breadcrumbs and Lemon

January 5th, 2013 2:50 pm by Kelly Garbato

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As if straight-up pasta isn’t carbalicious enough, this recipe from Vegan Italiano features linguine topped with breadcrumbs. Yeah, you heard me right. BREADCRUMBS! Imagine that.

This pasta dish is ridiculously simple to make and boasts a high taste-to-effort ratio. Toasting the breadcrumbs is the most time-consuming step of the process, but can easily be done hours or even days beforehand. Then it’s as simple as cooking the pasta and topping with a delicious mix of lemon juice, parsley, salt and pepper, and minced garlic, sauteed and mixed with the breadcrumbs. (The kalamata olives were my own special touch.) Breadcrumbs excepted, it took me all of 15 minutes to make.

I was worried that the dish might be a little dry – on accounta the breadcrumbs – or, conversely, that the lemon juice would make the breadcrumbs soggy and gross. Not so! Turns out that breadcrumbs plus pasta is kind of awesome. Who knew? *

* Italian chefs, apparently.

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2 Responses to “Linguine with Breadcrumbs and Lemon”

  1. Cookbook Review: Vegan Italiano, Donna Klein (2006) » V for Vegan: Says:

    […] Caramelized Onions and Walnuts with a side of Green Beans with Walnut Sauce (pages 56 and 103) * Linguine with Breadcrumbs and Lemon (page 58) * Linguine with Broccoli Sauce and Garlic (page 59) * Linguine with Caper and Green Olive […]

  2. Cookbook Review: The Cheesy Vegan, John Schlimm (2013) » V for Vegan: Says:

    […] I say, I’m a sucker for lemons and breadcrumbs on pasta! Though it’s reminiscent of the Linguine with Breadcrumbs and Lemon from Vegan Italiano, the recipes are quite different: the sauce in this one is a little richer and […]

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