Whole-Wheat Lemon Artichoke Pasta

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Servings: 6 to 8

If you are looking for a healthy dinner option that is still full of flavor, you can’t do better than this whole-wheat lemon artichoke pasta. This dish is simply delicious and surprisingly simple to prepare.

Ingredients:

  • 1 lbs. whole-wheat linguine, uncooked
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 (14-ounce) can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 cup chevre cheese, crumbled
  • 3 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon zest
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • ½ cup fresh grated parmesan cheese

 

Instructions:

  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to boil then add the pasta.
  2. Cook the pasta to al dente according to the instructions on the package (about 9 to 11 minutes).
  3. Drain the pasta, reserving 1 cup of the cooking water, and set aside.
  4. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  5. Add the artichokes and onion – cook for 3 to 4 minutes until lightly browned.
  6. Stir in the garlic and cook for 1 to 2 minutes until fragrant.
  7. Add the pasta to the skillet, tossing to coat with the oil and stirring in the artichokes.
  8. Stir in the chevre cheese, parsley, lemon juice and lemon zest – season with salt and pepper to taste.
  9. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes until heated through, adding a few tablespoons of the reserved cooking liquid if needed.
  10. Serve the pasta hot garnished with parmesan cheese.

Whole-Wheat Lemon Artichoke Pasta

Nutritional Information:

415 calories per serving, 18g fat, 40g carbs, 26g protein, 8g fiber.

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