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. Kale and lemon… a perfect combo in my book!! But adding pasta?? Pure love!!!

  2. This is perfect for Summer- The light flavours and lemon- YES! Such a Summer staple in pastas, seafood, over salads! LOVE that you added anchovies too ;)

  3. Wow! This looks so delicious, and I love how quick it is to make. This is the perfect meal for me to make on a week night, I love it! Thank you so much for sharing such a great recipe. I’m so glad I found your blog! Your photos are stunning too :)

  4. Wow! This looks so delicious–I think I’m going to have to make this this weekend :)
    Thanks for sharing!

  5. Can you believe that I can’t find any kale, not even the FROZEN one, at this time of year? They are suddenly all GONE. This is so fresh and delicious.

  6. It would be perfectly acceptable to eat this every night of the week IMHO!!

  7. I have a similar recipe that uses arugula – love the thought of adding kale instead. A great use of a hearty green!

  8. This looks wonderful! My kids love kale and anything with lemon and I love anchovies. I’m not going to tell them about those. I don’t think they’ll ever know…I’ve cooked with them before and they never said anything. :)

  9. wondering how much pepper flakesj to use.  No peperoncini available.

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