Lemon Courgette Linguine

Jamie Oliver's Lemon Courgette Linguine, as seen on Channel 4's Quick & Easy Food, uses only 5 ingredients and takes just 15 minutes to create pasta perfection.

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Serves 2
Cook time: 15 min


150g dried linguine
2 mixed-colour courgettes
½ a bunch (15g) fresh mint
30g Parmesan cheese
1 lemon


Cook the pasta in a pan of boiling salted water according to the packet instructions, then drain, reserving a mugful of cooking water. Meanwhile, slice the courgettes lengthways, then again into long matchsticks with good knife skills or using the julienne cutter on a mandolin (use the guard!). Place a large non-stick frying pan on a medium-high heat with 1 tablespoon of olive oil, then add the courgettes. Cook for 4 minutes, tossing regularly, while you finely slice the mint leaves, then stir them into the pan.

Toss the drained pasta into the courgette pan with a splash of reserved cooking water. Finely grate in most of the Parmesan and a little lemon zest, squeeze in all the juice, toss well, then taste and season to perfection with sea salt and black pepper. Dish up, finely grate over the remaining Parmesan and drizzle with 1 teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil before tucking in.

CALORIES 430kcal FAT 14.5g SAT FAT 4.4g PROTEIN 18.4g CARBS 60g SUGAR 6.3g SALT 0.8g FIBRE 2.2g

5 Ingredients by Jamie Oliver is published by Penguin Random House ⓒ Jamie Oliver Enterprises Limited Photographer: David Loftus

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