Dr. Padma Garvey

The plant-based Doctor Mom 

Lemon and Arugula Pasta


My friend Patty made this recipe originally but I tweaked it to a vegan version.  The lemony undertones contrast well with the peppery arugula.  

Take two large packs of baby arugula and chop coarsely.  In a large skillet add one teaspoon of olive oil and heat to medium.  Add three cloves of crushed garlic and saute, then take off heat . In a blender, add two cups of almond milk and an entire box of baby arugula. Blend coarsely.  Add the arugula mixture to the skillet with the garlic.  Heat gently.  Add 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper.  Take off heat, add 1/2 teaspoon of fresh lemon zest and juice of one lemon.  Toss with cooked whole wheat pasta, preferably penne or red lentil pasta.