Pasta al Limone

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This pasta al limone is super flavourful, delicious, refreshing yet comforting. Lemon and pasta is a combination that I think is not talked about enough. This lemon pasta dish is zingy, incredibly flavourful, very easy to make and just…delicious!

I wasn’t kidding when I said this is a really easy meal to cook. It literally takes 10 minutes to make, so it’s the perfect weeknight dinner when you feel exhausted after work and just want to sit down and relax. The good thing is, it’s still super delicious and looks kinda fancy. And if you want to serve it with some greens, go for it! Personally I think broccolini works really well with this pasta dish.

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Anyway, I hope you enjoy making and eating this pasta al limone. Please let me know how you go in the comments or tag me on Instagram @nothangryanymore with your creations.

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Pasta al Limone

Easy, zingy and delicious pasta dish.
4.93 from 13 votes

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Total Time 10 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 2 people


  • 250 g spaghetti
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 150 g soy milk
  • 1 large clove garlic minced
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsely
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Peel two strips of the lemons peel and finely julienne. Set aside.
  • Bring a pot of water to the boil, add salt and then cook the spaghetti until al dente (in my experience that means cook the pasta 2-3 minutes less than what the packaging says).
  • While the pasta is cooking, add the olive oil, garlic and zest of the rest of the lemon into a saucepan and fry the garlic for about 30 seconds. Then add the soy milk.
  • Let the sauce heat up until small bubbles can be seen. Then add the nutritional yeast and about 2 tbsp of pasta water.
  • Just before the pasta is done, add the lemon juiceof 1/2 lemon, parsley, black pepper and salt and stir.
  • Now drain the pasta and add it into the sauce. Make sure it's evenly coated. Enjoy!
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2 Responses

  1. 5 stars
    Annick, this recipe is spectacular. I made it and there’s an elegance to it that just makes it work. I feel like it’s one of those creations that stupidly simple, yet totally Italian, and as an American, you can’t quite figure out how, in your incompetence, you’ve been oversaucing or underseasoning spaghetti.

    At first glance, I thought, “Wait, how can this work without a vegan cream sauce? What does the non-dairy milk have to bind to?” I was expecting soaked cashews blended up or something but now that I give it some reflection, this is pasta al Limone, NOT Alfredo.

    I used oat milk (because we can all agree, if you don’t have celiacs or a gluten intolerance, is the best plant-based milk), zested 4 lemon peels, and added everything in the sequence you instructed. It’s saucy with the starchy water and holds to the noodles. “SO GOOD!” my husband sighed on the first bite. Tip: al dente is 2-3 minutes less than the package instructions. I took my spaghetti for 8 minutes instead of the recommended 11. I feel like I just learned how to cook something really important because of you. <3

    1. I’m glad that you enjoyed the recipe and could learn something from it. Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely comment, Roe. It has made my day and reminds me why I share recipes in the first place. I’m currently planning which recipes I will create and share in the coming months – is there anything in particular you’d like to see?

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