Lemony Kale Spaghetti

Staff Writer
Kale can be used in just about any recipe you can dream up
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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
400
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. 

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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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
12g
18%
Sugar
3g
N/A
Saturated Fat
2g
12%
Cholesterol
6mg
2%
Protein
13g
26%
Carbs
60g
20%
Vitamin A
174µg
19%
Vitamin B6
0.2mg
10.4%
Vitamin C
43mg
71%
Vitamin E
2mg
10%
Vitamin K
242µg
100%
Calcium
127mg
13%
Fiber
4g
15%
Folate (food)
63µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
63µg
16%
Iron
2mg
9%
Magnesium
59mg
15%
Monounsaturated
7g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
2mg
8%
Phosphorus
217mg
31%
Polyunsaturated
2g
N/A
Potassium
351mg
10%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.1mg
6.6%
Sodium
96mg
4%
Thiamin (B1)
0.1mg
7.3%
Zinc
1mg
9%

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