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.

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Desiree Nicole - 2014-09-15 18:52:58

I'm ready to try this recipe. Sounds really good an.d fresh

coreen baerg - 2014-08-19 15:00:30

has anyone tried it cold? Perhaps with a different pasta?

Erenne - 2014-08-06 22:33:37

That pasta looks delicious and healthy. Can't wait to try it.

Hafez Ward - 2014-08-06 19:38:18

Elise you can buy parm without the retin I do it all the time from Sams Club. Most all cheese has it in there unless you look for it. And most cheeses that do not have it are imported.

Michelle Bell - 2014-06-12 22:34:46

Wonderful recipe.

justin - 2014-05-30 02:07:35

Good veggie recipe

kelly - 2014-05-29 20:46:59

Think i'll make this tonight with some roasted brussels sprouts...mmm!

Rosalie - 2014-05-29 16:58:49

I just tried this dish and let me tell you... It is so GOOD. Love it!!! Thank you.

Lori Sabiniano - 2014-05-08 23:43:36

Delicious. Simple. Easy life. Easy cooking.

Michele - 2014-05-05 23:05:38

Actually, Parmesan contains rennet and is therefore not vegetarian at all.

Elise - 2014-03-14 04:30:04

Cherie, Parmasean is vegetarian but it's not vegan, that's the difference

marie lewis - 2014-03-13 20:29:46

This pasta recipe was one of the best i ever tasted, no need for xtra veggies, the combination of all the ingredients where a perfect balance...

fran - 2014-03-13 17:40:25

Very simple but very tasty dish

Pallavi Dilip Shah - 2014-03-13 15:17:50


Urte - 2014-03-13 13:46:32