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. I like baked goods made with wholegrain and blueberries are my absolute favourite. This is a perfect sweet treat for me!

  2. Please mind your words! School doesn’t have to be “torture”, but if you keep calling that, you will be manifesting what you say! Good luck. I wish the best for you and that your experience will be “heavenly!” Thanks for all your wonderful recipes on this site AND on Nuts.com! 

  3. I gotta try this. Blueberry/lemon sounds like a tasty combo, thanks for the idea

  4. Blueberry and lemon and such a classic combination. Glad you used whole wheat flour so you don’t have to feel as guilty about the frosting. LOL. No kidding, this looks delicious. BTW, I love your photos, especially the ones where you’re in them, baking. I’m wondering how you do them? Do you have someone shooting them, or is your camera set up specially for this somehow?

  5. Seriously this cake is just so lovely!

  6. My favorite Spring flavors are blueberries with lemon! This cake looks fabulous! 

  7. Wow! I have to try this out this week!

  8. Such a GREAT cake!!  I love that it’s whole wheat :)

  9. This is such a gorgeous cake, Miryam! I love the flavor combo and the addition of the cream cheese frosting. :)

  10. Lemons and blueberries together are the best! This is definitely something my family would like. Thank you for the recipe!

  11. Blueberries and lemons are just meant to be together.  What a beautiful cake of the summertime, and I love that you made it with ww pastry flour – always my “go to” when baking.

  12. What a gorgoues cake!  Im all about the lemon and blueberry combo, so refreshing!  I also love the addition of the cream cheese frosting Mmmmmmmm

  13. I love the combination of lemon and blueberries and this cake looks so moist and delicious!

  14. Great recipe blog!! it is a wonderful information and also get good knowledge and ideas from this article i got for making this delicious items.

  15. This looks delicious and I hope I have time to make it in the near future. But I have to say I’m taking the time to comment because I was wowed by your photography.

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