Spaghetti with Collard Greens and Lemon

Serving Size: 4
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  • 2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 12 Ounce whole-grain spaghetti, such as farro
  • Coarse salt
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • Grated zest of 1 lemon, plus more for serving
  • 0.25 cup pine nuts, toasted
  • 1 bunch collard greens (12 ounces), ribs removed, thinly sliced
  • 0.25 tsp red-pepper flakes
  • 2 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 0.25 cup finely grated Pecorino Romano, for serving


  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and red-pepper flakes; cook until tender, about 1 minute. Add collard greens and cook, stirring, until tender, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in pine nuts and lemon zest and juice. Season with salt.
  2. Meanwhile, cook spaghetti in a pot of boiling salted water until al dente, according to package instructions. Reserve 1 cup pasta water; drain pasta.
  3. Add pasta and reserved water to skillet, tossing to coat. Serve immediately, garnished with lemon zest and sprinkled with cheese.

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