Rocket, chilli & lemon spaghetti

A simple throw together meal.

  • 15 mins cooking
  • Serves 4
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Fresh and peppery, this simple spaghetti is lifted above the ordinary by the use of lemon-infused oil. Ready in 15 minutes this is the ideal throw together meal for easy weeknights.


Rocket, chilli & lemon spaghetti
  • 375 gram spaghetti
  • 1/3 cup lemon-infused extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 fresh long red chilli, finely chopped
  • 80 gram baby rocket leaves, coarsely chopped


Rocket, chilli & lemon spaghetti
  • 1
    In a large saucepan of boiling, salted water, cook pasta until just tender. Reserve 1 cup cooking water; drain.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, in a large frying pan, combine oil and chilli; heat gently over low heat, 8 minutes or until hot.
  • 3
    Add pasta to the chilli oil in the pan, with reserved cooking water and rocket; stir gently to combine. Season to taste. Serve with lemon wedges if liked.


Garlic-infused olive oil can be used instead of lemon infused oil. Or add 2 teaspoons lemon zest, finely grated, to regular extra-virgin olive oil.

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