Spicy Lemon Tahini Pasta

Today’s lunch includes this Spicy Lemon Tahini Pasta. It’s made with a few simple ingredients and is also dairy free, gluten free… just the good stuff. Action packed with healthy fats, protein & carbs/fiber!!

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Spicy Lemon Tahini Pasta

Author Melissa

Ingredients

  • 16 oz package of penne pasta-chickpea or lentil
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 6 garlic cloves minced
  • 1-2 tsp red chili flakes
  • 2 cups arugula or spinach
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 1 lemon juiced and zest
  • 3 tbsp tahini
  • 1 tsp salt

Instructions

  • Prepare pasta according to package instructions. When pasta is done, drain and set to the side, reserve 1/2 cup of the pasta water.
  • While the pasta is cooking, heat the olive oil in a large pan over medium-low heat.
  • Add garlic and cook for about 1 minute, be careful to not to let it burn.
  • Add arugula, red chili flakes, salt and stir for 1-2 minutes to cook down arugula.
  • Add tomatoes, remove from heat and set aside.
  • In a small bowl blend tahini, lemon juice, zest and reserved water from pasta, dash salt and pepper. Blend well.
  • Add the cooked pasta to the pan with the veggies and garlic, next add the lemon tahini sauce to the pan stirring to coat everything well.

Notes

If you’re not a fan of tahini you can sub out for 1/2 cup or more of parmesan cheese.

– Melissa

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Hi, I’m Melissa. I’m an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and Food Blogger. Here you will find Simple >> Healthy >> Delicious recipes.

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