Recipes & Diet

Safe Eats® Recipes (Allergy-Friendly, Search Free of Your Allergens)

Comments | Free Of

Spaghetti with Lemon and Olive Sauce

Rate Spaghetti with Lemon and Olive Sauce

Excellent Very Good Good Fair Poor

Recipe Information

Category: Pasta
Recipe Created By: jellin



zest of 1 lemon
1/3 cup freshly-squeezed lemon juice
1/2 cup + 2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
3 large cloves garlic, smashed
1/2 cup sharply flavored pitted black olives, suce as Kalamata or Nicoise
1 1/2 tsp dried thyme (or 2 Tbsp chopped fresh)
1 tsp salt
freshly grated pepper
1 lb thin spaghetti or capellini


In a serving bowl large enough to put pasta in later, mix the lemon zest, lemon juice, olive oil, smashed garlic cloves, olives, thyme, salt, and pepper to taste. Just before adding pasta, remove garlic pieces.

Cook pasta according to package directions, until al dente. Drain pasta, but do not overdrain; it should still be piping hot and dripping when it is added to the serving bowl.

Toss hot pasta with the sauce. Serve immediately.


I use the side of a big knife to smash the garlic. Just make sure the garlic stays in a few big pieces because you will take it out later.


This recipe should work with any type of strand pasta including rice pasta to make wheat/gluten free.

 This recipe is free of:
 Milk  Peanut  Egg  Soy  Tree nut
 Gluten  Wheat  Fish  Shellfish  Sesame

Return to top






Return to top