Recipe: Whole Wheat Pasta with Arugula & Walnuts

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Remember: Studies show that eating whole grains instead of refined grains lowers the risk of many chronic diseases.

The message: every whole grain pasta,garlic,red chilli in your diet helps!


6 ounces whole wheat pasta
(spaghetti or angel hair)
2 tablespoons extra virgin oil
2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
1/4 teaspoon red chilli flakes
1 teaspoon fresh lemon zest
3 ounces of arugula
salt & pepper
1/4 cup walnuts, toasted and
roughly chopped
freshly grated parmesan, for serving


Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and red chili flakes. Cook for about 10 minutes, adjusting the heat as necessary, until the garlic is just lightly browned and the oil is infused. Stir in the lemon zest and remove from the heat.
Meanwhile, cook the pasta in salted water until al dente. While the pasta is cooking, place the arugula in a large bowl. Drain the pasta and immediately pour it over the arugula. Add the infused oil and season with salt and pepper. Toss until some of the arugula is just slightly wilted and then add the lemon juice.
Serve topped with the walnuts and a sprinkling of Parmesan.


Recipe provided by Mass in Motion Salem