Lemon Pasta

This Vegan Lemon Pasta | Pasta al Limone with spinach and coconut milk is a very refreshing and unique recipe that shines out in terms of its simplicity.  The freshness and tanginess from lemon juice,  garlic, and the creaminess from coconut milk simply add a new dimension to this Lemon Pasta.

If you ask me, Lemon Pasta is such a breeze and hassle-free dish that comes ready in 15 minutes. Moreover, you can simply enjoy this dish while watching a movie with a glass of wine. This also makes a perfect weeknight dinner, what say?

Certainly, if you are looking for some refreshing and easy meal options, then this Lemon Pasta is surely a winner. It doesn’t require any elaborate preparations,  and also tastes so good. Trust me on this, this pasta dish is surely a crowd-pleaser.

close up view of Vegan Lemon Pasta ,Pasta al Limone with red chili flakes and spinach

What ingredients you’ll need to make this lemon Pasta

  • Pasta of your choice, I have used mini Penne in this recipe, however, you can use fusilli, spaghetti, or linguine as well.
  • Lemons or Lime, whatever is available and preferred by you.
  • Coconut powder or Coconut milk.
  • Olive Oil
  • Small bunch of fresh Spinach leaves, you can use fresh basil or parsley as well.
  • Dry Herbs and Chili Flakes

Why you need to try this recipe:

  • quick and easy to make
  • cooks in 15 minutes
  • Vegan
  • Budget-Friendly
  • Needs basic ingredients from your pantry
  • Best impromptu meal idea
  • Perfect weeknight dinner
  • Light and refreshing

Top view photo of Vegan Lemon Pasta garnished with red chili flakes, lemon slices, spinach and silver cutlery , How to make Pasta al Limone

Step-By-Step Recipe of Lemon Pasta:

Ingredients:
Serves for 2
1 1/2 cup mini penne pasta
2 tsp minced garlic
1 big size lemon
11/2  tbsp Extra virgin Olive Oil
small bunch of fresh spinach
1 tsp dry herbs and chili flakes

Method:
1. Firstly, boil water in a large and broad vessel, add a generous amount of salt, and let it boil. Now add the pasta to that boiling water and let it cook for 8-9 minutes till they are Al dente.
2. Once the pasta is cooked drain into a skewer, keeping some of the water aside to use in the recipe.
3. Keep all the ingredients ready and chop spinach lengthwise.
4. Meanwhile, in a bowl, add water to coconut powder, avoid this step if you are using coconut milk, and whisk it well till it is combined nicely.
5. Finally, start cooking our lemon pasta, heat olive oil, and add minced garlic, once it leaves its flavor add chopped spinach to it. Toss it lightly, add the coconut milk, lemon juice, zest, and coconut milk in it.
6. Now add cooked pasta, salt, pepper, dry herbs, and chili flakes in it and toss everything till well combined.

Pictures in Steps:

sauteing minced garlic in butter, How to make Pasta al Limone

adding chopped spinach to minced garlic and butter , How to make Pasta al Limone

adding lemon zest to spinach and garlic for lemon pasta

squeezing lemon into the pan with spinach and garlic , how to make lemon pasta at home

close up view of wilted spinach, minced garlic and melted butter in a pan, How to make Pasta al Limone

adding coconut cream to eh pan of cooked spinach, garlic and butter,How to make Pasta al Limone

close up picture of coconut cream, cooked spinach, spices How to make Pasta al Limone

close up view of lemon pasta with spinach and garlic. ready to be served

adding coconut cream, lemon to pasta , How to make Pasta al Limone

Tips for making this Lemon Pasta perfect | Pasta al Limone:

  • Firstly, add a generous amount of salt to the boiling water so that the salt is distributed evenly in the pasta.
  • Secondly, Cook pasta till Al dente, meaning until they are firm. Do not overcook pasta as it will become mushy.
  • Finally, add just enough lemon juice and zest, else the pasta will become bitter.

Variations to this recipe:

Most importantly, this recipe of Lemon Pasta is my husband and my favorite. However, you can try adding basil or parsley instead of spinach. Since this is a vegan recipe I have added coconut milk, you can also use heavy whipping cream.

overhead photo of lemon pasta topped with chili flakes, lmeon slices, and served with silvery cutlery and lemons in a glass jar

In other words, For a romantic evening enjoy this Vegan Pasta with

Garlic Mushrooms and Vodka Strawberry jello shots in a wine.

In addition to the above oy may also like these Pasta recipes,

Vegan Pasta
Red Velvet Pasta
Aubergine Linguine Pasta
Pasta Salad with mint pesto
Pasta Salad with lime honey dressing

how to make lemon pasta, close up view of lemon pasta served with lime slices

This Lemon Pasta is popularly known as Pasta al Limone, Lemon Pasta vegan, and pasta with lemon and garlic.

close up view of Vegan Lemon Pasta ,Pasta al Limone

Lemon Pasta

Hetal Kamdar
This Vegan Lemon Pasta with spinach and coconut milk is a very refreshing and unique recipe that shines out in terms of its simplicity.  The freshness and tanginess from lemon juice and the creaminess from coconut milk simply add a new dimension to this Lemon Pasta.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Italian
Servings 2
Calories 675 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 1 ½ cup mini penne pasta
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 big size lemon
  • 11/2 tbsp Extra virgin Olive Oil
  • small bunch of fresh spinach
  • 1 tsp dry herbs and chili flakes

Instructions
 

  • Firstly, boil water in a large and broad vessel, add a generous amount of salt and let it boil. Now add the pasta in that boiling water and let it cook for 8-9 minutes till they are Al dente.
  • Once the pasta is cooked drain into a skewer, keeping some of the water aside to use it in the recipe.
  • Keep all the ingredients ready and chop spinach lengthwise.
  • Meanwhile, in a bowl, add water to coconut powder, avoid this step if you are using coconut milk, and whisk it well till it is combined nicely.
  • Finally, start cooking our lemon pasta, heat olive oil, and add minced garlic, once it leaves its flavor add chopped spinach in it. Toss it lightly, add the coconut milk, lemon juice, zest, and coconut milk in it.
  • Now add cooked pasta, salt, pepper, dry herbs, and chili flakes in it and toss everything till well combined.

Notes

Tips for making this Lemon Pasta perfect:
Firstly, add a generous amount of salt in the boiling water so that the salt is distributed evenly in the pasta.
Secondly, Cook pasta till Al dente, meaning until they are firm. Do not overcook pasta as they will become mushy.
Finally, add just enough lemon juice and zest, else the pasta will become bitter.

Nutrition

Calories: 675kcalCarbohydrates: 69gProtein: 12gFat: 40gSaturated Fat: 6gSodium: 8mgPotassium: 263mgFiber: 4gSugar: 4gVitamin C: 29mgCalcium: 46mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Creamy Lemon Pasta, Lemon Pasta, Lemon Spinach Pasta, Vegan Lemon Pasta
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