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An easy and filling lemon olive oil pasta that requires just 7 simple ingredients and less than half an hour to make. This recipe is perfect for lunch or dinner when you're in a pinch! #lemon #oliveoil #pasta #7ingredients #weeknight #mealprep #easy #simple #quick #glutenfree #vegan #musttry

Easy Lemon Olive Oil Pasta Recipe

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  • Author: Jasmine @ Sweet Simple Vegan
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings


This Lemon Olive Oil Pasta is as easy as it is delicious! It requires just a few pantry staples and 30 minutes to make and is a great recipe to keep on hand when you’re in a pinch for time! 


  • 8 oz. uncooked gluten-free spaghetti of choice (we used Trader Joe’s Brown Rice & Quinoa Pasta)
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 cup fresh basil, julienned
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, slices into small rounds (about 3 per tomato)
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Top with (optional)


  1. Cook the pasta according to packaging directions.
  2. In the meantime, heat a medium pot over medium heat with the olive oil. Add the garlic and sauté for 2-3 minutes, or until fragrant and cooked through.
  3. Bring the heat down to low and add in all of the remaining ingredients except for the pasta and mix until well combined. Allow it to simmer for a minute
  4. Add the pasta and mix until everything is well coated and season with salt and pepper to taste. Add any additional toppings of choice and enjoy!


  • 8 oz. dry pasta is equivalent to 4 cups of cooked pasta.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes