Lemon and Garlic Spaghetti – Recipe

I first had something similar in Portugal a couple of years ago and every time I feel pretty crappy I make it. I’m currently suffering from a suspected prolapsed disc at the bottom of my back and am in agony, so needed something quick, easy and tasty for tea tonight. So I decided to make this. Just remove the bacon part if you want a tasty vegan dish.

This makes one portion.


50g of spaghetti

4 rashers of streaky bacon

4 closed cup mushrooms

3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil

Juice of half a lemon

2 large cloves of garlic

Parsley to serve


Boil the kettle for the spaghetti

Chop the mushrooms, thinly slice the garlic cloves and cut the bacon in to thin strips.

Fry in a little oil

Boil the spaghetti according to packet instructions

When spaghetti is cooked, drain water

Mix the juice of half a lemon with 3 tablespoons of oil. Mix well. Pour over spaghetti

Mix the mushrooms, bacon and garlic with the spaghetti and plate.

Add parsley to taste.

Serve with slices (or a whole baguette) of garlic bread

Enjoy! Xx

7 Comments Add yours

  1. This looks good! I really want to try a vegan, gluten free version! 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

    1. You’re welcome! Just remove the bacon and get some gluten free pasta and enjoy! Please let me know what you think x

      1. Okay, I will! 🙂

  2. Patty Jonas says:

    Lovely recipe – im going to try make it without the bacon as im a vegan – thanks for this! Please do these daily!!!

    1. Hi Patty. Thanks for your lovely comment! I am going to make a lovely stuffed pepper tonight for tea. It’s vegan too so I hope you like the recipe enough to make it too! Let me know how you find the spaghetti dish. X

      1. Patty says:

        I most definitely will! By the way I find your reviews on places to eat in Nottingham very very informative and thoughtful. Im absolutely loving this – can’t believe I just discovered it! Just keep em coming!

        1. Thank Patty. That means a lot! The blog has only been running a few months so it’s great to hear someone is reading and enjoying it! If there is anywhere you can recommend that you would like me to review I’d welcome any suggestions!

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