Spinach, Lemon, & Pine Nut Pasta

August 3, 2012 by Kenmore

This refreshing pasta recipe adds texture and unique flavor to traditional noodle dishes.


preparation time
1 mins

cook time




1 package pasta penne, bowtie, etc.

2 cup fresh spinach

1 clove garlic chopped

1 lemon for juice

2 tablespoons pine nuts (can use 1 tbsp. if preferred)

1 tablespoons olive oil

1 tablespoons red pepper flakes


Step 1

Boil pasta according to directions. Just before pasta is finished, toast the pine nuts in a small pan (with oil, or without). Warm the olive oil in a large skillet, Add spinach & garlic and cook, tossing until just wilted. Add lemon.

Step 2

Combine spinach mixture to drained pasta and toss. Top with red pepper flakes and fresh Parmesan.

Step 3

(I like this extra lemon-y, so I might add more lemon to taste.) Also, delicious with lemon chicken but I kind of wanted to offer a vegetarian dish for Friday night. This is the kind of meal I make quite often for my kids.


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