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Lemon Pasta with Salami, Olives and Roasted Artichoke Hearts
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
This pasta is quick and easy to make, especially if you can find frozen artichoke hearts. It has so many interesting flavors that it keeps you coming back for more.
Course: Entrées
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: Pork, Pasta, Quick and Easy
Servings: 2
Calories: 686 kcal
  • 6 ounces dried spaghettini (or thin spaghetti)
  • olive oil
  • ½ cup finely diced pepper salami about ¼-inch dice
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 10 green olives Casteltravano are nice
  • 2 cups frozen artichoke hearts thawed and drained
  • 1 lemon zested and juiced (about 2 teaspoons)
  • 2 ounces Parmesan cheese grated (about 1 cup), plus more for garnish
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 cups of arugula
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 425˚F and bring a large pot of water to the boil on the stovetop.
  2. Pat the thawed artichoke hearts dry and place on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and roast at 425˚F until starting to brown (about 15 to 20 minutes). Alternatively, air-fry the artichoke hearts for 15 minutes at 400˚F, flipping them over after the 10 minute mark.
  3. Salt the boiling water and cook the spaghettini as directed until al dente. When it is time to drain the pasta, reserve 1 cup of pasta water before draining.
  4. Meanwhile, pre-heat a skillet over medium heat. Add a drizzle of olive oil and cook the salami for a few minutes to render out the fat. Add the smashed garlic cloves, olives, roasted artichokes and cook gently for 4 to 5 minutes. Remove the skillet from the heat.
  5. Add the spaghettini to the skillet with the salami and artichoke hearts and add the lemon zest, lemon juice, Parmesan cheese, and lots of freshly ground black pepper. Toss to mix all the ingredients together. Stir in the arugula and season to taste with salt and more lemon juice. Thin the pasta with some of the reserved pasta water as needed.
  6. Serve the pasta warm with more lemon zest as garnish.
Nutrition Facts
Lemon Pasta with Salami, Olives and Roasted Artichoke Hearts
Amount Per Serving (1 of 2 servings)
Calories 686 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Fat 23g35%
Saturated Fat 9g45%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 9g
Cholesterol 42mg14%
Sodium 1528mg64%
Potassium 1078mg31%
Carbohydrates 91g30%
Fiber 15g60%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 35g70%
Vitamin A 1151IU23%
Vitamin C 45mg55%
Calcium 464mg46%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.