Jamie Oliver's Lemony Courgette Linguine

Comfort food at its finest, you'll love Jamie Oliver's Lemony Courgette Linguine recipe. You only need 5 ingredients to cook up this delicious meal, including courgettes or zucchinis, linguine, and flavoured with lemon, mint and parmesan.

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  • 150g dried linguine
  • 2 mixed-colour courgettes (or zucchinis)
  • 1⁄2 a bunch of fresh mint (15g)
  • 30g parmesan cheese
  • 1 lemon


  1. Cook the pasta in a pan of boiling salted water according to the packet instructions, then drain, reserving a mugful of cooking water. Meanwhile, slice the courgettes lengthways, then again into long matchsticks with good knife skills or using the julienne cutter on a mandolin (use the guard!). Place a large non-stick frying pan on a medium-high heat with 1 tablespoon of olive oil, then add the courgettes. Cook for 4 minutes, tossing regularly, while you finely slice the mint leaves, then stir them into the pan.

  2. Toss the drained pasta into the courgette pan with a splash of reserved cooking water. Finely grate in most of the Parmesan and a little lemon zest, squeeze in all the juice, toss well, then taste and season to perfection with sea salt and black pepper. Dish up, finely grate over the remaining Parmesan and drizzle with 1 teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil before tucking in.
Calories Fat Sat Fat Protein Carbs Sugar Salt Fibre
430kcal 14.5g 4.4g 18.4g 60g 6.3g 0.8g 2.2g

Originally published in 5 Ingredients — Quick & Easy Food by Jamie Oliver is published by Penguin Random House. Recipe © Jamie Oliver Enterprises Limited, by David Loftus (2017).