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


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


  1. Prepare pasta according to package instructions. When pasta is done, drain and set to the side, reserve 1/2 cup of the pasta water.
  2. While the pasta is cooking, heat the olive oil in a large pan over medium-low heat.
  3. Add garlic and cook for about 1 minute, be careful to not to let it burn.
  4. Add arugula, red chili flakes, salt and stir for 1-2 minutes to cook down arugula.
  5. Add tomatoes, remove from heat and set aside.
  6. In a small bowl blend tahini, lemon juice, zest and reserved water from pasta, dash salt and pepper. Blend well.
  7. 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.


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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