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Lemony Pasta with Wilted Arugula

Peppery arugula and bright lemon zest lift this simple dish of pasta to refreshing heights.

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  • Servings: 4
Lemony Pasta with Wilted Arugula

Source: Everyday Food, June 2010

Ingredients

  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 3/4 pound short tubular pasta
  • 3 ounces wild or baby arugula (3 cups)
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest, plus 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3/4 cup grated pecorino cheese, plus more for serving (optional)

Directions

  1. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to package instructions. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine arugula with lemon zest and juice; season with salt and pepper. Drain pasta and immediately add to arugula along with oil and cheese. Toss and season with salt and pepper. Serve topped with more cheese if desired.

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