Summer Lunch

When my friend Manu came to visit me the other weekend she introduced me to some seriously awesome combination: Pasta and lemon pesto. I changed the recipe a bit, replaced white pasta with the healthy option and added something here and there but basically, here it comes:

In for some super quick, super easy peasy summer lunch?It'll only take 15 min of your time. Promised!

It's stickin' hot in here and everywhere so today I decided it was time for some refreshing and yet light lunch option, still filling you up.

Whole grain pasta with a lemon kick is on the menu, and it is easy and fast to make. To serve 1 hungry person you will need

For the pesto:
Juice of 1/2 lemon
1/2 package of grated parmesan cheese
4 spoons of native olive oil
1 handful of chopped parsley or ruccola
salt and pepper

whole grain spaghetti
king prawns

To make this dish within your lunch break (as I do)you can put on the kettle to boil your water. In the meantime you  make all cups, bowls and pots ready to party. 

Once your water is boiling you pour it in a large pot, add salt and your pasta and let it cook for the duration mentioned on the package.

cook your spaghetti

While your noodles get ready preheat your pan for your king prawns. If they are frozen they also need some 10 min to turn into rose colored deliciousness from the sea.

If they are in, you start whisking together the ingredients for your summer pesto. Take a big bowl since you later want to add your noodles.

Add salt and pepper as you like.

One small tip: If you like it hot you can give your king prawns a small chili kick for extra special taste.

Now your pasta should be ready. Free from water and add to your bowl with your handmade pesto. 

Add your king prawns.


Ah. And if you have them at hand and feel like it you can even add some roasted pine nuts to it....

Bon Appetit!!


  1. Oooh, das sieht super aus! *-* Das probiere ich bestimmt auch mal! Danke, dass du das Rezept mit uns teilst.

    Ich wünsch dir einen schönen Tag! :)

  2. Looks great! Never thought of doing a lemon pesto

  3. Sieht sehr lecker aus!! Da bekomm ich auc gleich Appetit obwohl es erst Neun Uhr am Morgen ist:) Du hast nun einen neuen Follower :)

    Liebst, Aline

    1. Hi Aline, vielen Dank fuers Vorbeischauen!

      Liebste Gruesse

  4. Your post made me hungry and this looks really healthy. Hmm roasted pine nuts. I'll give this a try.

    1. HI Arni, yes, you should. It really is the perfect refreshing (yet filling) summer dish.

      Have a wonderful week!
      Svenja xx

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    1. Ahh, yay!! Let me know how you liked it!!
      Happy Monday!!

  6. Oooh, that sounds gooood! I'm not keen on prawns but will definitely try out the pesto :-)

  7. That looks so delicious, really wanna eat this now. ;)
    Love from San Francisco, Lali