I think I could eat pasta every night. I love it! Of course it would be carb overload to do so, so when I eat it I try to mix in some veggies. Spinach is so healthy and really easy to cook. This recipe for Spinach & Lemon Linguine is quick, easy, and delicious!
Not too many ingredients and everything is pretty basic. You might even have it all on hand. I think I just needed to grab a bag of spinach.
It might seem like a lot of spinach but it shrinks down tremendously. I might even add more next time I make this.
And there’s the finished product! Really easy to make and my whole family loved it. The kids aren’t huge fans of spinach but they liked the lemony pasta. Enjoy!
- One box of linguine (I like Dreamfields pasta but any will do, and you can use any cut of pasta, too. Doesn't have to be linguine.)
- 2 Tbs. of olive oil
- 1 medium sized onion, diced
- 2 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1 10oz. bag of spinach, washed, dried, and big stems removed (see directions below for some tips!)
- 1 lemon - zest the entire lemon, and use the juice from half of the lemon
- 1/4 cup of Parmesan cheese
- Salt & pepper to taste
- Bring a large pot of water to a boil, salt the water, add pasta and cook. While that's cooking prep your veggies.
- Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the olive oil.
- Add the diced onion and cook until they start to become translucent. Then add the garlic and cook for another couple of minutes. Stir occasionally and salt and pepper to taste. While this was cooking I was prepping the spinach. If you didn't wash it in advance you can do that now, too.
- To prep the spinach I dumped it all out, picked off the thick stems, then rinsed it in a colander in the sink. Then I put it in my salad spinner to get the water off of it. You can press it between a couple of paper towels to remove the water, too.
- Add the lemon zest to the onion and garlic. Stir.
- Add the spinach to the pan. It might seem like it's going to overflow but the steam coming off the pan will wilt it quickly and you'll be able to stir it right in.
- Once the spinach has wilted, squeeze the juice from half a lemon into the pan. Stir.
- The pasta should be done by now. Drain it and mix in the spinach and onion mixture.
- Add the Parmesan cheese and stir. If you think it looks too clumpy add just a tad more olive oil to loosen things up.