Zesty Lemon Ricotta Pasta

28’s Home Nutrition Program (Stream: female, healthy weight maintenance)
This fresh and zesty pasta is a quick and easy option that you can throw together with just a few ingredients.
3.60 from 10 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 2
Calories 482.4 kcal


  • 180 g wholemeal spaghetti or gluten free
  • 2 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 brown onion thinly sliced
  • 2 clove garlic minced
  • 2 cup kale destemmed and roughly chopped
  • 150 g ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup fresh basil roughly chopped
  • 1/2 lemon juice and zest
  • salt & pepper to taste


  • Cook pasta according to packet directions. Drain and set aside.
  • Meanwhile, in a medium frying pan heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onion, garlic and kale and cook until wilted.
  • Add cooked pasta to the frying pan and stir through ricotta, basil leaves, lemon juice and zest, salt and pepper. Cook until heated through.
  • Remove from the heat and serve.

Posted by Sam Wood

Father and husband, on a mission to help people move more, eat better and make a positive change to their lives. Sam Wood has over 20 years experience as a personal trainer and is recognised as one of Australia’s leading experts and media commentators in the health & fitness industry. Sam is the founder and personal trainer of 28, Australia’s #1 home fitness and nutrition program, and he's also the proud owner of Australia’s largest personal training studio, The Woodshed, based in Brighton, Melbourne.