nutritional information

Per 1-cup serving:

  • Calories: 387
  • Protein: 12 g
  • Total Fat: 18 g
  • Saturated Fat: 3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 46 g
  • Cholesterol: 4 mg
  • Sodium: 83 mg
  • Fiber: 4 g
  • Sugar: 1 g

Spaghetti with Lemon and Toasted Walnuts

Spaghetti with Lemon and Toasted Walnuts

Serves 8

30 minutes or fewer

This simple Italian combination is tasty on its own, or it can be filled out with roasted or steamed vegetables.
  • 1 cup walnut halves
  • ½ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 2 tsp. grated organic lemon zest
  • 1 clove garlic, minced (1 tsp.)
  • ¾ tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 lb. spaghetti
  • 1 cup Italian parsley, coarsely chopped

1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Toast walnuts on baking sheet 
10 minutes. Cool, and coarsely chop.

2. Whisk together cheese, oil, lemon juice, lemon zest, garlic, and pepper in large bowl.

3. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain, and reserve 1/2 cup pasta cooking water. Add drained pasta to cheese mixture, and toss to combine, adding some pasta water if mixture seems too thick. Stir in parsley and walnuts, and season with salt and more pepper, if desired.

December 2013 p.62

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I'm confused ... I always understood that Parmesan cheese was made with animal rennet and therefore not suitable for vegetarians, yet it is listed as an ingredient! Has someone discovered a veggie Parmesan?????????

christine - 2015-12-01 11:31:36

You can easily veganise this recipe by leaving out the olive oil and using some pasta water, and toasting cashews, then finely chopping as your parmesan. I do this all the time :)

Jennifer - 2015-10-14 13:53:30

Cheaper parmesan is usually vegetarian, always check the ingredients.

Sal - 2015-07-24 01:43:09

unfortunately parmesan is made with calf rennet

federica - 2015-07-23 20:07:50

To Michelle from back in 2014 - would be better if you tried to educate rather than merely chastise. A substitute for parmesan could be nutritional food yeast to keep it vegetarian.

Anna - 2015-07-23 19:58:14

Great! Send us more veggies recipe thank you. God bless.<3 :)

angelie a. cator - 2015-05-05 08:43:50

You can get vegetarian Parmesan. Also to veganise it, pop some ground almonds and nutritional yeast into a food processor. Sounds nice, i`m going t give it a try.

lyndsey - 2015-05-04 21:04:46

Can a different nut be used that won't over power the lemon?

T. Randolph - 2015-05-04 20:11:51

Thanks again. This sounds absolutely delicious

Kris Pannah - 2015-02-19 21:53:20

We make this with whole wheat angel hair, which suits the delicate sauce perfectly. Delicious!

Dottie - 2015-02-17 22:58:13

Can"t wait to try it. Thanks.

Debbie - 2014-12-30 22:19:53

love it :)

annie - 2014-12-02 23:30:19

Sounds delicious, but 1 lb. of spaghetti does not serve 8, unless they are eating antipasti and a second course!

Anna Maria Stone - 2014-10-03 11:43:30

Try this

Mik - 2014-10-02 16:24:09

Sounds delicious!!!!!!! Thank you. I'll try it . ;)

Jimena - 2014-10-02 05:04:18