Enjoy a warm dish of savory, flavorful noodles with this herby Gremolata Linguine. Made with olive oil, sea salt, lemon, and LOADS of parsley, this linguine is easy as it is delicious!
Pasta is comfort food. Always has been, always will be. And I mean that in a good way — a great way, even! As humans, we deserve a fair share of comfort in our lives. Today, I’m helping you make that happen with a delicious gremolata pasta filled with flavors of parsley, lemon, and garlic. Paired with perfectly oily linguine noodles, it’s a great, chill, Friday-night-in type of meal.
Gremolata is a parsley and garlic condiment that originates from Italy, and pairing it with linguine is one of the many ways to enjoy it! With hints of lemon flavor, it’s a pasta dish that’s delicate and bold, all at once! Let’s cook.
Ingredients in Lemon garlic Pasta
This is a pasta dish that you could make with your eyes closed. The best part is that it’s made with ingredients that are almost guaranteed to be in your pantry, so you may not even need to venture to the store for this one!
- Gremolata: First up for this pasta is the gremolata! Here’s our easy gremolata recipe. To make it, you will need parsley, lemon zest, and fresh garlic. Feel free to use the same lemon that you’ll be juicing for the pasta!
- Olive Oil: Next up is 1 cup of extra virgin olive oil. This is going to give the pasta a buttery-smooth texture, and it will contribute to the flavor!
- Lemon: Gremolata pasta isn’t complete without some lemon juice. Use the juice from ½ a lemon, and serve with a wedge or two incase extra zesty flavor is preferred.
- Sea salt: Add a hint of salt by including a pinch of flaky sea salt. This is going to amplify all the flavors we have going on in this pasta.
- Linguini: Last but not least, you will need 8 oz of linguine. This will create 4 hearty servings.
If your pantry is stocked with noodles other than linguine, don’t let that stop you from enjoying this dish! Any pasta shape or type will work just fine.
How to make Mediterranean Pasta with Gremolata
Lemon garlic pasta is an easy dish to put together. I’m sure most of us can cook the noodles without a second thought, and the recipe doesn’t require much else! If your stomach is growling and you can’t wait another second for dinner, this is a good option. Quick and easy!
Step 1: Prepare the gremolata and oil
To begin, make the gremolata. It is a simple process that takes only 5 minutes! Then, stir together the gremolata, olive oil, lemon juice, and salt in a bowl.
Step 2: Cook the linguini
Bring a pot of heavily salted water to a boil and then add the linguini. Cook according to the instructions on the package.
Step 3: Toss and serve
Toss together the cooked linguini and the gremolata sauce. Serve immediately.
Optional Recipe Additions
Thanks to gremolata pasta’s simplicity, it’s a contender for nearly any pasta add-in you may wish to include! Though I wouldn’t recommend anything, there are a few add-ons that I’m nearly positive would taste delicious with the gremolata.
- Halved cherry tomatoes
- Sliced button mushrooms
- Diced green bell pepper
- Diced yellow or white onion
- Feta cheese
Recipes to pair with pasta gremolata
Pasta pairs with many different dishes. Sometimes, you crave a side of garlic bread, while other times you can’t wait to get your hands on some greens! Here are some side ideas for both types of cravings.
- Pasta is always delicious when paired with a salad, and a classic Vegetarian Caesar is guaranteed to hit the spot!
- For a side that feels a bit heartier, consider Air Fried or Balsamic Brussels Sprouts.
- For a salad that’s a bit different, a Broccoli Salad is a great option. Honey, cranberries, and feta? Yum!
- Finally, if you want a side that doesn’t fit into typical “side dish” criteria, try this Greek Salad Sushi! It’s hearty, veggie-filled, and obviously delicious.
- Gremolata click for the recipe
- 1 cup extra virgin olive oil 236 mL
- Juice from ½ of a lemon
- Pinch of flaky sea salt
- 8 oz linguini 226 g
- Gremolata: Make gremolata (5 minutes to make). Stir together gremolata, olive oil, lemon juice, and salt.
- Linguini: Bring a pot of heavily salted water to a boil, then add linguini. Cook according to instructions on package.
- Serve: Toss together cooking linguini and gremolata sauce. Serve immediately.