Lemon Pasta with Spinach
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 25 min.
- 8 ounces uncooked angel hair pasta
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 package (6 ounces) fresh baby spinach
- 3 tablespoons lemon juice
- 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- Cook pasta according to package directions.
- Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute garlic in butter until tender. Add the spinach, lemon juice and zest, salt and pepper; cook 2-3 minutes longer or until spinach is wilted.
- Drain pasta. Add to skillet; toss to coat.
Nutrition Facts3/4 cup: 184 calories, 4g fat (3g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 249mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 fat.
Mar 5, 2016
I have made this several times and my husband and I love it! Very light and refreshing, I toast some pine nuts and add them in at the end with a little parm cheese.
Aug 24, 2014
Just tried this with a side of panfried salmon and I have to say that it was simply delicious! The spinach tasted so good having been seasoned by the lemon juice which was further enhanced by the salt. Will add mushrooms to try the next time. Can't wait to let my family and friends try it out. Love it and thank you for the recipe!
Feb 17, 2014
I loved this. we added chicken and mushrooms to the pasta and that made it extra good.
Jan 4, 2014
Made this last night and it was delicious. I doubled the recipe to have it as a main dish. I added a little grated cheese to my serving dish because I am Italian and I put grated cheese on everything :) It was fabulous with or without the cheese. For the comment about the spinach stuck together in a clump,, next time chop the fresh spinach before cooking it and that will make it incorporate throughout the pasta. Great recipe and so easy
Aug 1, 2013
I made this for the second time tonight. This time I added finely sliced strips of zucchini and some white wine. This could be a meal on it's own but tonight i am serving it with some salmon. Yum!!!
Jul 13, 2013
Love it. Spinach is super cheap where I live (El Salvador) and although I can't get any lemons to have the lemon peel in this recipe, it turns out great with just the juice. Love the extra flair that the pepper gives it!! :)
May 29, 2011
I made this for my family as a side dish. They ended up eating more of it then the entree!
Apr 9, 2011
It won't let me change my rating, but I tried it a second time, left the lemon zest out, and it was still overly lemony. Also, it was very difficult to mix the spinach into the pasta...the spinach just kind of sat on the outside of the clump of pasta.
Feb 3, 2011
I tried this and followed the recipe, although I didn't measure the lemon as well as I should have. The spinach was extremely lemony. I'm going to try it again, but either leave out the lemon zest or add it to the pasta instead of the spinach.
Nov 14, 2010
It's a very quick, very tasty meal. I also added feta cheese and let it melt into the pasta. Great with or without the cheese.