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Garlicky Pasta with Kale, Tomato, & Thyme – peace. love. quinoa

Apr 02

Not long ago, I found myself in the kitchen of a single bachelor vegan dude who doesn’t know how to cook and for some reason I took it upon myself to make an attempt at teaching him how to cook a meal. It was a little nerve-racking to decide what meal to make because I had no idea what he had in his pantry/refrigerator at the time.

We ended up making a this super simple (well, I think it’s super simple – he didn’t) pasta + kale dish. You should have seen him in the kitchen (GUYS!)…. unsure of what to do with the linguine noodles after they were finished cooking – it was hilarious. Anyway, we had a lot of fun making this tasty one-dish meal.

Making this meal taught me a big lesson: when you are teaching a man to cook, you have got to keep it simple. 


Garlicky Pasta with Kale, Tomato, & Thyme

Author: peace. love. quinoa


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ pound linguine noodles, cooked al dente
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1½ cups cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 4-5 cups kale, de-stemmed
  • 1½ teaspoons fresh thyme leaves
  • 2 tablespoons Earth Balance vegan butter
  • sea salt & pepper
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 2-3 tablespoons Rawmesan (vegan parmesan substitute)


  1. First, begin cooking the linguine noodles in a large pot.
  2. While the linguine noodles cook, heat the olive oil in a large, deep pan.
  3. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  4. Add the kale leaves and toss them with the garlic and oil.
  5. Toss the kale every 20-30 seconds for about 5 minutes and then add the fresh thyme and cherry tomatoes.
  6. Continue tossing the ingredients until the tomatoes are heated through, about 4-5 minutes.
  7. Season the mixture with salt, pepper, and nutritional yeast to taste.
  8. Before combining the kale mixture with the pasta, toss the past with the Earth Balance vegan butter.
  9. Serve warm, top with Rawmesan if you choose.


You can make this recipe gluten-free by using gluten-free noodles.

If you are adding Rawmesan to this recipe, you can use less salt.



Tagged with → kale • past • rawmesan • recipe • vegan • vegetarian 



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