Pasta With Lemon & Feta

Pasta With Lemon & Feta

Here's a quick and easy meal that delivers a gourmet-quality taste. The combination of garlic and Limoneira® lemon livens the rich blend of pasta and spinach. The sharp contrast of feta cheese and black pepper completes the delicious flavor blend.
Course Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine American, European
Servings 2


  • 12 ounces cheese tortellini
  • 3 cups fresh spinach chopped
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1/2 Limoneira® lemon zest & juice
  • 1/4 cup feta cheese grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper freshly ground
  • Salt to taste


  • Cook the pasta in a pot of salted water until al dente – still firm and not too soft.
  • As the pasta is cooking, you can rinse and chop the spinach. Shake off all but a few drops of water, and add to a saucepan with a pinch of salt. Cook over a medium heat until wilted, and keep warm until the pasta is done if necessary.
  • When the pasta is done, drain.
  • Add the olive oil to a skillet at a medium-high setting. Saute the garlic 2 to 3 minutes until fragrant.
  • Add the lemon juice and zest, stirring to blend.
  • Add the spinach and pasta to the pot, turning it over with a spatula until the mixture is blended, and heated thoroughly.
  • The feta cheese, black pepper and salt should be added last, turning the mixture over gently until just heated through.
  • Serve immediately.


Note: You can of course substitute any type of pasta with this dish.
Keyword Lemons, pasta
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