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Lemon and Arugula with Capellini Pasta

This pasta salad is delicious served hot or cold, on its own or as an accompaniment to whatever else you have one hand (think grilled chicken or fish).
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Lunch
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4 servings


  • 3 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 lemon zest and juice
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese freshly grated
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper
  • 2 cups fresh baby arugula loosely packed
  • ½ lb. capellini pasta (angel hair)


  • Cook pasta according to package instructions
  • While the pasta is cooking, prepare the dressing
  • To a bowl add olive oil, lemon juice, lemon zest, a generous amount of black pepper, and fresh arugula
  • Drain pasta and add to the bowl while it is still hot
  • Begin stirring until you start to see the arugula wilt from the heat
  • Add in freshly grated Parmesan and stir to combine
Keyword arugula, lemon, pasta salad, simple meals