Fettuccine with Leeks and Lemon


If you find yourself hitting a wall midweek but you want to feel like you got it all pulled together, try this.  It's simple but feels sophisticated and tastes amazing.


Fettuccine with leeks and lemon

serves 4


  • 1 lb fettuccine 
  • olive oil
  • 1 leek, thinly sliced or chopped
  • 2 scallions, sliced in rounds
  • 1/4 yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 1 cup chopped frozen spinach or 2 cups fresh
  • 1/2 preserved lemon
  • 1 fresh lemon
  • ground black pepper
  • red pepper flakes

To do:

Prepare pasta.

Sautée leeks, scallion and onions in olive oil for about 3-4 minutes, add spinach and cook for 3-4 more minutes.

Mince preserved lemons.  Toss pasta, greens and preserved lemons together.  Drizzle with olive oil and fresh lemon juice, salt to taste and add red and black pepper.  Enjoy!