ProWare's Cavolo Nero Linguine

Cavolo Nero Linguine

A vibrant, zingy and refreshing pasta dish showcasing cavolo nero, cabbage’s Tuscan cousin. This dish is perfect for a light summer meal and the cavolo nero can be easily substituted for spinach, kale, or whatever is in season in your garden!


ProWare's Cavolo Nero Linguine



Written by Corin

Serves: 2
Prep time: 5 minutes 
Cooking time: 10-12 minutes


  • 150g Cavolo Nero Kale, stalks removed and finely sliced
  •  2 cloves garlic, peeled and finely sliced
  • half of a fresh red chilli, slice in half and remove white membranes and seeds then finely sliced
  •  2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  •  200g linguine or choice of pasta
  • 1 large unwaxed lemon, zest and then juice
  • Parmesan cheese or suitable vegetarian substitute, grated (Reserve 10g for serving)**
  • Salt and pepper as needed


Cooking Method

  1. Cook the linguine in a saucepan of boiling salted water to desired tenderness or according to the packet instructions, around 8 minutes.
  2. While the linguine is cooking, heat the olive oil in a frying pan over a medium heat. Add the chilli and the garlic and fry for a minute until the garlic is starting to colour.
  3. Now add the sliced Cavolo Nero and cook stirring from time to time for 3 to 4 minutes until it has wilted slightly. At this point finely grate over the lemon zest.
  4. Retain a splash of the cooking water from the linguine and put to one side, then strain the remaining linguine through a sieve and add it the frying pan with the Cavolo Nero.
  5. Squeeze the juice from the lemon over the top of the linguine, add the knob of butter and plenty of finely grated Parmesan cheese*. Stir to combine and serve with another dusting of Parmesan as well as a sprinkle of fine sea salt and freshly ground pepper.

*Make it vegetarian – find suitable vegetarian alternative cheese to grate into and over the pasta.

**Make it vegan – omit all cheese and add 5-10 grams nutritional yeast.


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