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Lemon Kale Walnut Pasta

Do you like 30 minute meals? Me too. This dish comes together in the time it takes to cook the pasta.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people


  • 2 cups dry pasta
  • 1/3 cup walnuts
  • 2 tbsp cooking oil
  • 2 cloves garlic finely minced or grated
  • 1/2 cup vegetable broth
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • juice and zest single lemon
  • 1 bunch kale 5-7 leaves
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • juice and zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 small bunch of kale 7-8 leaves


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. While the pasta is cooking, complete the rest of the the steps.
  2. Put walnuts into a medium-sized frying pan over medium high heat, and toast until fragrant. Remove walnuts from the pan and set aside.
  3. Lower the heat on the frying pan to medium, and add the cooking oil and garlic. Saute for one minute. Add broth, white wine & lemon juice, and cook until liquid is reduced by 1/2. While the liquid reduces, wash and massage kale leaves.
  4. Once the liquid is reduced, add the kale, and saute until limp, allowing the liquid to reduce further until there is maybe about 1/4-1/3 cup of concentrated liquid.
  5. Add lemon zest and cooked pasta, tossing thoroughly to combine. Top with toasted walnuts and serve immediately.