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Spicy Garlicky Lemony Kale Pasta

Spicy Garlicky Lemony Kale Pasta


Ingredients

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  • 1 tbsp olive oil (or use a little lemon juice for oil-free)
  • 6 thinly sliced garlic cloves
  • ¼ to ½ tsp crushed red pepper
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 5 cups chopped kale
  • 1.5 cups green peas (thawed)
  • ½ tsp lemon zest
  • ½ tbsp lemon juice
  • a generous drizzle of chili oil (optional)
  • nutritional yeast, salt, and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • ⅓ cup toasted pine nuts to top

Instructions

  1. Heat 1 tbsp olive oil (or use a little lemon juice for oil-free) in a large skillet over medium heat. Sauté 6 thinly sliced garlic cloves for about 2 minutes, or until they start to brown. Add ¼ to ½ tsp crushed red pepper and cook about another 30 seconds, or until the garlic slices are slightly crisp. (Keep stirring so they don’t burn.)
  2. Add 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice.
  3. Add 5 cups chopped kale in 3 batches and mix well. Wait until each just starts to wilt before adding the next batch.
  4. Add 1.5 cups green peas (thawed). Stir to combine and cook until warmed through.
  5. Remove from the heat and add ½ tsp lemon zest, ½ tbsp lemon juice, and a generous drizzle of chili oil (optional but so good!).
  6. Mix in desired amount of cooked pasta.
  7. Add more lemon juice, and nutritional yeast to taste.
  8. Add salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.
  9. Top with ⅓ cup toasted pine nuts.

Notes

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