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TikTok Lemon Pasta with grated parmesan cheese

TikTok Lemon Pasta

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Serves: 2

Fresh, fast and full of flavour, this TikTok-famous lemon pasta is bound to become a weeknight dinner favourite. Made with only a handful of ingredients, you’ll be twirling this trendy pasta around your fork in no more than 15 mins. For a heartier alternative, add in a few strips of grilled chicken or flake in some pan-fried salmon before serving. Any leftovers will make a lovely lunch the next day, perhaps with a few crisp rocket leaves stirred through and an extra drizzle of olive oil.
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  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed or grated
  • 1 large pinch chilli flakes
  • 250g dried pasta (we used Garofalo cappellini angel hair pasta)
  • 3 lemons, zested and juiced
  • 100g parmesan cheese, grated (or vegetarian Italian hard cheese)


Step 1

Bring a large pan of water to the boil with a generous pinch of salt.

Step 2

Set a wide, shallow pan over a medium heat. Add the oil, then stir in the garlic and chilli flakes. Once you can smell the garlic cooking, add 2 ladles of the boiling salted water then add the pasta and stir.

Step 3

Keep the pasta moving and add one ladle of boiling salted water at a time until the pasta is almost cooked. This should take about 3 mins.

Step 4

Turn off the heat, stir through most of the lemon zest and all of the juice, then sprinkle with most of the cheese.

Step 5

Divide between serving plates, sprinkle with the remaining zest, cheese and a pinch of coarsely ground black pepper. Serve immediately.

Tips or serving suggestions

If using a thicker pasta like spaghetti or linguine, cook for a little longer if needed until al dente.

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