Recipe courtesy of Lori Longbotham

Whole Wheat Spaghetti with Greens, Lemon, and Ginger

  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Total: 17 min
  • Prep: 5 min
  • Inactive: 2 min
  • Cook: 10 min


One 16-ounce package whole wheat spaghetti

1/3 cup Lemon Olive Oil, recipe follows, or olive oil

1 large red onion, thinly sliced

1/2 cup golden raisins

1 1/2 tablespoons julienned strips peeled, fresh ginger (from a 1-inch piece ginger)

1 tablespoon finely grated lemon zest

3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced

1 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon crushed hot red pepper flakes

2 pounds baby bok choy or 2 bunches broccoli rabe, cut crosswise into 1-inch squares

2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar

Lemon Olive Oil:

1 cup extra-virgin olive oil, olive oil, grapeseed oil, or other vegetable oil

2 tablespoons finely grated lemon zest


  1. Cook the pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water according to package directions, or until al dente. Drain the pasta in a colander.
  2. Heat the lemon oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion, and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes. Add the raisins, ginger, zest, garlic, salt, and pepper flakes and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes. Gradually add the greens, and as the leaves begin to wilt, add more to fit in the pan, turning constantly with tongs; cook until the greens are wilted and bright green, about 5 minutes. Add the vinegar and cook, stirring, for 1 minute.
  3. Return the pasta to the cooking pot, add the vegetable mixture, and toss to combine well. Serve hot.

Lemon Olive Oil:

  1. Place the oil and the zest in a glass jar. Let stand at room temperature for at least 2 weeks, shaking occasionally.
  2. Pour the oil through a strainer and discard the zest. Transfer to a jar and store, tightly covered, at in refrigerator.
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