Simple Lemon Pasta with Walnuts

Simplicity is underrated. I love simple. And this Simple Lemon Pasta with Walnuts is perfection all by itself or served as a side dish. It takes minutes to cook, has only six ingredients and it’s budget friendly too.
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Simple Lemon Pasta with Walnuts

The Ingredients:

Spaghetti noodles tossed with lemon juice and zest, olive oil, parsley, and walnuts seasoned with just the right amount of sea salt, that’s it. I wasn’t lying when I said it was simple!

Simple Pasta with Lemon and Walnuts

Simple Lemon Pasta with Walnuts

THE RECIPE: Simple Pasta with Lemon and Walnuts

You will need: A stock potsea salt (buy the tub, it’s a real money saver), a microplane for zesting citrus, a handheld juicer for juicing citrus, a good quality knife. (affiliate links)

5 from 1 vote
Simple Lemon Pasta with Walnuts
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 

A very simple bare bones pasta that can be served alone or as a side dish to any beef, chicken or fish dish. You are welcome to use more or less lemon juice/zest depending on your preference. If you prefer you can melt butter instead of using olive oil. Kids love noodles with butter! I have even done a combination of the two and love it.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: easy dinner recipe, easy pasta recipe, easy side dish recipe
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Linda Spiker
Ingredients
  • 16 oz spaghetti cooked to package instructions
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil or melted butter or combination of the two
  • zest of three small lemons
  • juice of one lemon
  • two handfuls of walnuts
  • 1/4 cup chopped flat leaf parsley
  • Sea Salt
Instructions
  1. Place a large stock pot with salted water to boil
  2. While waiting for water to boil, zest and juice lemons and chop parsley.
  3. Whisk together olive oil (or melted butter), lemon juice and zest.
  4. Cook pasta to package directions. Remove when al dente ("to the tooth" firm but nor undercooked) Strain in colander. Do Not Rinse.
  5. Pour pasta onto a platter, drizzle with olive oil (or butter) mixture and toss.
  6. Add walnuts, parsley, a few pinches of sea salt, toss well.
  7. Garnish with additional parsley and lemon zest if desired,
  8. Taste and add more or anything you think it needs!

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Simple Lemon Pasta with Walnuts

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10 thoughts on “Simple Lemon Pasta with Walnuts

  1. I am a huge fan of simplicity and this one hits home. I love recipes that don’t take a lot of time, don’t require a lot of ingredients, and taste amazing.

    Obviously I can’t taste through the screen, but, I can only imagine how yummy it is!

  2. This looks perfect. I completely agree, especially with pasta; the right ingredients simply assembled in the right ratio with a loving, deft hand are so satisfying. And I LOVE walnuts. What a great setting for them!! Cheers. 🙂

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