Easy Peasy Lemon Linguine

I’ve just finished the fourth week of working from home and I’m sure a lot of you are in the same situation. I’m really trying to only go to the shop when absolutely necessary which means I need to get creative in the kitchen to make a delicious meal with the limited ingredients I have!

I’ve had a very busy morning in the kitchen making lots of new recipes, and had this delicious lemon linguine for my lunch. It only requires a handful of ingredients and, as a bonus, it’s lovely and light making it perfect for lunch on a sunny day like today!

This recipe serves 1, double up as needed!


  • 75g linguine (or spaghetti if that’s what you have)
  • 1 small clove of garlic, grated
  • 25g parmesan, grated
  • 1 medium sized lemon
  • 1 handful of walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of finely chopped flat leaf parsley
  • salt and pepper


  1. Bring a large pot of water to the boil and add a dash of olive oil and a large pinch of salt. Add the pasta and cook according to the packet instructions.
  2. While the pasta is cooking, crumble the walnuts (into bite sized pieces) into to a dry frying pan over medium heat and allow them to toast gently. Shake the frying pan every now and then to make sure the nuts aren’t burning.
  3. Add the grated parmesan, olive oil, grated garlic, the zest and juice of the lemon, parsley and salt and pepper to a bowl and beat vigorously with a fork for a few minutes.
  4. Drain the pasta when cooked, reserving a tablespoon or so of the water.
  5. Pour the pasta back into the pot and add the sauce, the tablespoon of reserved pasta water and the walnuts and mix everything together.
  6. Spoon onto a plate and serve with a little extra freshly grated parmesan.

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