Lemon & parsley spaghetti

Lemon & parsley spaghetti

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(26 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 10 mins


Serves 2
Fast food doesn't have to be at the end of a phone line. This 15-minute meal is the perfect pick me up after a long day

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily halved

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal455
  • fat13g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs65g
  • sugars3g
  • fibre3g
  • protein23g
  • salt0.37g
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  • 175g spaghetti
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 140g large raw peeled prawn, thawed if frozen



    There are thousands of different species of prawn, but tiger, king and North Atlantic are the…

  • zest and juice 1 lemon, plus wedges to serve (optional)



    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

  • bunch flat-leaf parsley, roughly chopped


  1. Boil the pasta. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large pan, add the prawns, then quickly fry until they are evenly pink.

  2. Throw in the lemon zest and juice, parsley, 2 tbsp of the pasta cooking water and salt and pepper, then heat through.

  3. Drain the spaghetti, add to the pan, then toss everything together. Serve with lemon wedges, if liked.

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30th Dec, 2010
Added some peas - easy-peasy and delicious
8th Oct, 2010
Absolutely lovely - added some courgette as someone else suggested and it went down an absolute treat. Plenty of black pepper too - so easy and quick.
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14th Jul, 2010
This was nice. I added a splash of white wine and some low fat creme fraiche and served with a little parmesane. Good low fat food that fits well with a diet.
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10th May, 2010
My hubby & i just love this wee recipe..its quick to make and its light and refreshing too - ideal for spring/ summer - and we find that adding some toasted pinenuts to the dish just flavours and finishes it off perfectly!! A firm favourite!
21st Apr, 2009
Delicious and so easy and quick. Perfect diet food too.
2nd Nov, 2008
fantastic! wouldn't change a thing, very light and very quick to make.
26th Aug, 2008
Excellent. I dry fried some sliced chorizo with chopped garlic and basil and then added the prawns, oil and lemon with a handful of halved cherry tomatoes. Served with lots of crusty bread. Goes well when served with smoked mackeral pate and melba toast as a starter.
18th Jun, 2008
Yummy, I softened some red onion, courgette, chilli seeds in a teaspoon of olive oil, added the prawns, lemon zest and juice. Once pasta cooked, threw it all together with some pasta water and added freshly chopped corriander instead. Heaven. Top dish. Used whole wheat spaghetti and on weight watchers core diet, totally free.
13th Jun, 2008
Very simple and tasty. Will enjoy making again soon.
26th Feb, 2008
Really liked this recipe. Will add some chilli when cooking the prawns next time.


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