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Summertime pasta (angel hair with lemon, garlic and spinach)

Brandy is the author of the food blog, Nutmeg Nanny. In her spare time she enjoys developing recipes, baking and cooking. She is a small town girl who left the corn fields of Ohio for the scenic beauty of the Hudson Valley region of New ...

Light and flavorful!

Pasta can be a great summertime supper if it's light and delicately flavored. We take simple angel hair pasta and combine it with fresh lemon, sliced garlic and handfuls of fresh spinach.

Light and flavorful!

Just because it's summer doesn't mean you can't eat pasta. This light and refreshing dish is full of fresh summer flavor and can be ready in under 15 minutes. It will leaving you feeling full and happy.

Summertime pasta recipe

Serves 4


  • 1 pound angel hair pasta
  • Pinch of kosher salt
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
  • 2 cups fresh baby spinach


  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add a large pinch of kosher salt to the water and add pasta. Cook till al dente, following box directions for recommended cooking time.
  2. When the pasta is ready, drain.
  3. While pasta is boiling prepare sauce for the pasta.
  4. In a large skillet heat the olive oil and add in minced garlic. Cook until fragrant but do not burn the garlic or it will become bitter. Add in lemon zest and juice and stir to combine.
  5. Add in spinach and pasta. Toss to combine over low heat. When the spinach wilts and pasta is evenly coated, serve warm or even room temperature.

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