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Lemon Arugula Pasta

Lemon Arugula Pasta

Lemon Arugula Pasta, Your favorite pasta is tossed with lemon juice and zest as well as arugula and olive oil and then topped with a shower of shredded Parmesan cheese.

The last thing I want to do when the weather warms up is to heat up my kitchen making dinner.  To be honest, I don’t particularly care to spend much time in the kitchen when I’d rather be in the backyard playing with my children or tackling some type of yard work.  Which by the way, does anyone know the secret to keeping weeds out of my flower beds?

Lemon Arugula Pasta, Your favorite pasta is tossed with lemon juice and zest as well as arugula and olive oil and then topped with a shower of shredded Parmesan cheese.

This Lemon Arugula Pasta is the answer to getting dinner on the table quickly with minimal effort and without heating up your kitchen.  Win, win, win!  Better yet, I typically have all of the ingredients on hand in my fridge and pantry.

Lemon Arugula Pasta, Your favorite pasta is tossed with lemon juice and zest as well as arugula and olive oil and then topped with a shower of shredded Parmesan cheese.

Your favorite pasta is tossed with lemon juice and zest as well as arugula and olive oil and then topped with a shower of shredded Parmesan cheese.

Lemon Arugula Pasta, Your favorite pasta is tossed with lemon juice and zest as well as arugula and olive oil and then topped with a shower of shredded Parmesan cheese.

Lemon Arugula Pasta
 
 
Ingredients
  • 16 oz. pasta
  • 5 ounces arugula, washed and drained
  • 1 lemon, zest and juice
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Instructions
  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. In large bowl, combine arugula, lemon zest and juice. Drain pasta and immediately toss with arugula mixture. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Lemon Arugula Pasta, Your favorite pasta is tossed with lemon juice and zest as well as arugula and olive oil and then topped with a shower of shredded Parmesan cheese.

This easy recipe is sure to please!  My six year old absolutely loves it and eagerly asks for a second helping whenever this recipe lands on our weekly meal plan.

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17 Wonderful Comments

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    Abbie says:
    June 9, 2014

    The pasta looks delicious. I love meals that are easy to prepare and not too heavy. This is especially perfect for the summer time! Thanks for sharing. I love so many of your recipes and look forward to trying this one.

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      Melanie says:
      June 9, 2014

      Thanks so much, Abbie – you’re right, this is the perfect light meal!

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    Tara says:
    June 9, 2014

    Looks delicious – will have to try this. Thanks for sharing!

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      Melanie says:
      June 10, 2014

      Thanks for the kind words, Tara!

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    Cheryl says:
    June 9, 2014

    I, too, do everything I can to avoid heating my kitchen at this time of year. This pasta looks scrumptious, as do the other recipes here! I found this yummy recipe on Recipe Sharing Mondays and I’m hoping you’ll bring it over to my recipe link party The Yuck Stops Here. You can find us this week anytime after tomorrow evening (Tuesday) at 8pm ET at http://mommasangelbaby.com/?p=2628. Hope to see you there! HUGS

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    Mallory says:
    June 9, 2014

    Oh, this looks so light and fresh! This makes me wanna go on a picnic!

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    Lori Hart says:
    June 10, 2014

    I just love lemon in pasta. It makes the dish seem so much lighter. I found you over at the Treasure Box Tuesday link party. I host Tickle My Tastebuds Tuesday and would love it if you linked up this recipe. I’m sure our party goers would love it as much as I do. Here is the link http://bit.ly/1l4cu0j. Have a wonderful day!!

  6. avatar
    June 12, 2014

    Such a delish and easy recipe, that I must give it a try. LOVE your pictures too! Thanks for linking up at Wonderful Wed Blog Hop. Carrie, A Mother’s Shadow

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      June 14, 2014

      Thanks so much for your kind words, Carrie – would love to hear what you think if you give it a try!

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    Carmody says:
    June 15, 2014

    What a perfect summer meal!

  8. avatar
    June 15, 2014

    so simple, yet so delicious looking! I must try this recipe for sure. Thanks for sharing on the #mondayfundayparty !

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