Tagliatelle with Baby Spring Greens and Lemon

Spring is here bringing with it a new season of tasty green vegetables.  This pasta recipe is quick to make with a lovely fresh flavour – perfect for lunch or an easy supper.


tagliatelle with spring greens and lemon


5.0 from 5 reviews
Tagliatelle with Baby Spring Greens and Lemon
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A delicious fresh pasta recipe, perfect for spring.
Serves: serves 2
  • 250g fresh tagliatelle
  • 1 unwaxed lemon
  • 1 big clove garlic
  • 200g baby spring greens
  • large handful of baby spinach (roughly chopped)
  • butter
  • olive oil
  1. Wash the spring greens and chop out the large stalks.
  2. Roll the spring green leaves and slice into ribbons approx the same width as the tagliatelle.
  3. Add 30g of butter and 2 tablespoons of olive oil to a frying pan over a low heat. Allow the butter to melt into the oil.
  4. Add the garlic (crushed or finely diced) and the spring greens and cook slowly for approx ten minutes until soft.
  5. Add the juice of half a lemon, a knob of butter and the baby spinach to the spring greens and stir through. Allow the spinach to cook down for a few minutes until wilted.
  6. Meanwhile cook the tagliatelle according to the instructions.
  7. Drain the tagliatelle and add to the pan with the green veg and mix thoroughly.
  8. Season to taste. Lots of black pepper would be my choice!
  9. Serve with slithers of vegetarian Italian hard cheese, a sprinkle of lemon zest, fresh bread and extra lemon for squeezing.

tagliatelle with spring greens and lemon


This is so tasty and spring greens are very good for you – I can’t claim it is healthy due to all the lovely, unctuous butter – but you can’t win them all! I use Sainsbury’s Italian hard cheese as I am a veggie – it tastes and works exactly like parmesan, but of course for those of you who aren’t veggie the real thing will be just fine! I like to squeeze some fresh lemon over as I eat, and use a lovely slab of crusty bread to mop up any leftover juices. Delicious, simple and quick – my sort of meal!

Love Miss Cisco XXX



  1. April 12, 2016 / 1:24 pm

    I might have to cook this tonight it sounds awesome!

  2. April 12, 2016 / 7:06 pm

    Oh this looks quick and easy to make! Will have to try, thanks for sharing

  3. April 12, 2016 / 10:34 pm

    Oh yum. I love simple and easy meals. This is perfect for midweek when I have no time, but want something deliious

  4. April 13, 2016 / 10:02 am

    Oh this looks really good! I think the kids would really enjoy this x

  5. April 13, 2016 / 10:24 am

    Oh wow! I’m so hungry right now and could just demolish that!! Looks beautiful.

  6. April 13, 2016 / 11:14 am

    Oh my goodness this sounds delicious. I love lemon on pasta and this looks perfect for spring. Aaagh, want this for lunch now!! Yum!

  7. April 13, 2016 / 2:30 pm

    Thanks for sharing your gorgeous and easy to make vegetarian dish – I’m always on the look-out for new recipes x

  8. April 14, 2016 / 9:39 am

    This sounds right up my street – simple and tasty. Will bookmark and give it a try!

  9. April 14, 2016 / 8:05 pm

    This looks delicious – pinned to my meal planning board

  10. April 14, 2016 / 10:28 pm

    Oh my goodness, that looks and sounds delicious – perfect for a mid week meal x x

  11. April 17, 2016 / 4:50 pm

    Looks so healthy and it’s full of seasonal goodness, a total winner recipe!

  12. April 18, 2016 / 10:14 am

    looks amazing and so simple to make 🙂

  13. April 18, 2016 / 7:39 pm

    Oh my word, that looks amazing and had made me very hungry!

  14. April 21, 2016 / 8:15 pm

    Oh hello!! That looks lovely and pretty easy to make as well. I’m no chef but feel certain I could make this! Stephen

  15. April 22, 2016 / 11:57 pm

    Oh my this looks utterly divine. I must save it so we can make it for dinner next week. Great recipe, thank you for sharing x

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