Kale lemon pasta

This kale lemon pasta is just plain sensational. Done in less than 20 minutes, refreshing, tasty and healthy for you. A winner recipe that it is sure to satisfy you these hot summer months.

lemon kale whole wheat pasta

When I made this kale lemon pasta this week I knew I had to post this for you ASAP. My kids requested that I make again the following days they liked it so much. The lemon flavor really stands out and it makes this pasta recipe unique. Super refreshing too!

I like pretty much anything lemon but with pasta lemon flavor is superb. I also have this other lemon broccoli pasta recipe I made a while back. It was so long ago that I didn’t even remember how it tasted.

I will be making plenty of quick pasta recipes this coming summer. We are going to be on the run for about 3 months since we are going to Spain to visit family and friends. While I will be cooking and baking I will be making easy variations on almost everything. I won’t have none of my cooking kitchen utensils so it is going to be a challenge to say the least. I don’t even know how the pictures will look, but heck, who cares I will be on vacation for 3 months.

Anyhow, I leave you with this sensational kale lemon pasta that I know you are going to like. This was my second time making this recipe and I forgot the pepperoncini peppers. Just make sure you add them, they give the pasta a subtle spicy flavor. This pasta is super easy and delicious to say the least. A winner in my book.


lemon kale whole wheat pasta

lemon kale whole wheat pasta

lemon kale whole wheat pasta


Kale lemon pasta

Miryam's original recipe

Yield: 4 servings

Total Time: 20 minutes


  • 1 lb whole wheat spaghetti, gluten free if need be
  • 10 oz fresh kale
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 2 oz canned anchovies, or salt (1 tsp)
  • dried peperoncini pepper, chopped, or pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
  • 4 lemons, juice
  • 1/4 tsp celtic salt


Cook pasta according to package instructions.

Meanwhile, in heavy bottom skillet, add olive oil over medium-low heat. Add the peperoncini and cook for 1-2 minutes until the oil is infused. Add the anchovies and garlic. Saute for 1 minute until the garlic is fragrant.

Add the kale and cook for 3-5 minutes until it wilts and becomes softer. Add the lemon juice, salt, and mix through.Turn the heat off. Add the cooked pasta and parmesan cheese and  toss to combine. Serve immediately.

NOTE: For a gluten free version use gluten free pasta and for a vegan version omit the parmesan cheese and anchovies. Also, the anchovies don't give this recipe an anchovy flavor. My son does not like anchovies and he  can tell there are anchovies in the dish, however, if you like to omit them you can just use more salt instead.

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  1. Can’t find kale at this time of year…except the frozen one. Your pizza looks fantastic!

  2. This looks amazing and I love the combo! Do you make your own pizza dough and if so, do you freeze extra for later use?

  3. I love using fresh tomatoes on pizza! This pizza looks great!

  4. This looks fantastic. My type of food. Can’t wait to try.

  5. Hi,great pizza. You mention chicken in your first paragraph, is that part of this recipe?

  6. Looks awesome! Any tips to how to not let your pizza crust get soggy from the moisture of the tomatoes and kale? I’ve made pizza with fresh tomatoes and spinach and the moisture made my pizza crust so soggy!

    • Hey sorry for the delayed response. I have found that kale doesn’t make the pizza soggy at all. It kind of gets crunchy. The tomatoes is a different story. I think cutting the tomatoes into wedges instead of slices helps the pizza from getting that soggy or at least that is what I have noticed. They did generate some liquid but not so much to make the pizza soggy. Spinach is very watery so that is why I never use fresh spinach on pizza. If I do is frozen and I make sure I squeeze the liquid off before adding to the pizza. I hope this helps.

  7. I love love love these toppings! Want to make a pizza just like this soon.

  8. Myriam, I LOVE this recipe cause kale is my favourite green! I add kale in almost everything ;-)
    You pizza looks great and I also love your homemade pizza dough recipe!
    Have a wonderful day!

  9. Kale on pizza is the best, I love how it gets super crispy. The cheese combination is great too!

  10. I also see chicken in the second paragraph of the “directions” it says: “Place the chicken in a microwavable plate and microwave for 6-8 minutes or until almost cooked. It will get throughly cooked in the pizza don’t worry if you see some raw pieces. Shred the chicken and mix with 1/4 cup of the chipotle sauce. Set aside.” Just FYI :)

    Trying this recipe tonight… sounds delicious!

  11. This is on our menu for the week! I think your nutritional facts need to be adjusted, though, because with my calculations there are 11 g protein, 6 g fat, and 53 g carbs. I am using part-skim mozzerella, so that may be the fat difference. But other than that, I’m not changing much else. I’m excited to try this, though! Sounds yummy.

  12. Just realized I actually forgot to put the mozzarella into my calculation! That made the difference. Sorry about that!

  13. Can I make this without the pizza dough …. I can’t eat bread yet I had gastric sleeve surgery in jan

    • You could but I don’t know what you could use for the base. Maybe cauliflower crust pizza? I have never made that before though but you can search on google for a recipe :-)

  14. Hey Miryam! Loving all your recipes. :)

    I’ve really wanted to try making pizzas but haven’t been able to invest in a pizza stone. Do you think I could bake a pizza in a baking tray or is that not a possibility?

  15. Made this tonight, and my family loved it!  I did top it off with some fresh basil and reduced balsamic to add some sweetness with the sour from the goat’s milk.  It was a hit!  Thank you so much for sharing!

  16. Hi! Just wondering roughly how many slices equal one serving? Is it one slice?
    Sorry if this was already answered – I may have just missed it. This recipe looks delicious!

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