Spaghetti with spinach, garlic, lemon and chilli

Spaghetti with spinach, garlic, lemon and chilli

Spaghetti with spinach, garlic, lemon and chilli / Serves 1

INGREDIENTS

  • 100g good spaghetti
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, plus extra to serve
  • 2 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 1 small red chilli, sliced
  • 2 large handfuls fresh spinach
  • 1 small lemon
  • Sea salt and black pepper

METHOD

Bring a saucepan of water to the boil and cook the spaghetti for 9-11 until tender. 

Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a saucepan over a medium-low heat, then add the garlic and chilli. Sauté for a few minutes (stirring often) before adding the spinach and lemon. Cook over a low heat for approximately five minutes until the spinach is fully wilted. 

When the pasta is ready, drain (reserving a small amount of cooking water) then tip into the pan with the spinach. Mix well and add some cooking water a tablespoon at a time to loosen the mixture, if needed. Season well with sea salt and black pepper.  

Serve in a shallow dish and drizzle over a small amount of the extra virgin olive oil and extra sea salt flakes and black pepper.