Lemony Kale Spaghetti

Not only is kale a superfood, but it also tastes great and can be used in just about any recipe you can dream up
Staff Writer
Lemony Kale Spaghetti
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Not only is kale a superfood, packed with antioxidants, including 206 percent of the recommended daily dose of vitamin A, but it also tastes great and can be used in just about any recipe you can dream up, like this lemony weeknight pasta.

6
Servings
201
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch curly kale, washed and dried
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon salt, plus more for salting the water
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 4 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2-3 Tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 Pound spaghetti
  • 1/4 Cup Pecorino, finely shredded

Directions

Remove the ribs from the kale and cut into thin, horizontal strips. 

Add the kale to a bowl and add 1 teaspoon of the salt , black pepper, olive oil, lemon juice, and red pepper flakes.

Toss the kale with the dressing and set aside to marinate.  

While the kale is marinating, bring a large pot of salted water to boil. Add the spaghetti and cook according to the package directions. Before draining, reserve 1 cup of the cooking water. Add the pasta to the bowl with the kale and toss together well. 

Use a few tablespoons of the pasta water to moisten the dish if needed. Add the shredded cheese, reserving a little for garnish, and toss. Garnish with the rest of the cheese and serve. 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
12g
17%
Sugar
4g
4%
Saturated Fat
9g
38%
Carbohydrate, by difference
20g
15%
Protein
4g
9%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
5mg
7%
Calcium, Ca
23mg
2%
Choline, total
2mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
3g
12%
Fluoride, F
1µg
0%
Folate, total
15µg
4%
Iron, Fe
3mg
17%
Magnesium, Mg
8mg
3%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
24mg
3%
Selenium, Se
3µg
5%
Sodium, Na
207mg
14%
Water
6g
0%

Lemon Shopping Tip

Buying fruits in season when they are at the peak of their freshness make for great tasting food and can save you money.

Lemon Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.