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Meatless Monday – Garlic Lemon Spinach Pasta

With the spring weather today, I was craving something light and fresh for supper.  I found this recipe over the winter and was waiting for a day like today to test it out.  The original recipe is HERE and it’s simple! As a bonus, it only uses 5 ingredients!

Gather your ingredients:



  • 6 tablespoons olive oil
  • Zest/Juice of one lemon
  • Garlic (preferably fresh cloves – 8, but can you minced or what you have on hand)
  • 1 lb. of pasta (angel hair, thin spaghetti, spaghetti)
  • 6 oz. bag of baby spinach

First, heat your oil and garlic over medium-low heat to bring out the flavor of the garlic (about 10 minutes)



While you are heating the garlic, boil your water and cook the pasta according to the package directions



Zest your lemon and add it to the oil along with the juice of the lemon.



Drain your pasta and mix with the spinach and lemon-garlic oil.



Make sure to mix well so that the pasta and spinach get mixed together.



Serve and enjoy!



This makes 4-6 servings – depending on if you are having it as the main course or the side.  This would pair well with any kind of seafood or with some grilled chicken.  I decided to truly go meatless today and have it as the main course.

Easy to make with fresh ingredients – you can’t go wrong!



One response

  1. Dee Schwinn

    Looks like something I would like

    March 11, 2014 at 8:28 pm

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