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Super garlicky Chili Lemon Pasta - vegan & and the perfect quick summer dinner

Super garlicky Chili Lemon Spaghetti

The perfect summer pasta: prepared in the wink of an eye, light and fruity, with just the right amount of spicyness. And if you love garlic as much as I do, this will quickly become your new favorite pasta recipe.

Looks like Italy in a bowl ❤️♡💚

[:de]Kategorien[:en]Course Tags[:] Main Course
Tags chili, garlic, lemon, pasta, plant-based, Spaghetti, summer food, vegan
[:de]Vorbereitungszeit[:en]Prep Time[:] 10 minutes
[:de]Garzeit[:en]Cook Time[:] 10 minutes
[:de]Gesamt[:en]Total Time[:] 20 minutes
[:de]Portionen[:en]Servings[:] 2 hungry pasta lovers


  • 250 g spaghetti or other pasta of choice
  • 2 Tbsp native olive oil
  • 1 bulb of garlic
  • 200 g cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp chilli flakes (or more, if you like it hotter)
  • 2-3 lemons (depending how juicy they are)
  • 1 handful of fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • 1 tsp maple syrup (optional)
  • pinch of salt & pepper


  1. Cook the pasta of your choice 'al dente', according to the package instructions. Then drain and put in a large pasta bowl.

  2. While your pasta is cooking, peel your garlic cloves and finely dice them.

  3. Heat the olive oil in a pan over low heat and allow the garlic to sauté for 1-2 minutes (make sure it does not turn brown). Add the cherry tomatoes and simmer for 5 more minutes. Season with pinches of salt, garlic powder and chilli flakes.

  4. Now you squeeze your lemons and pour the juice into a bowl, followed by the chopped basil and the maple syrup. When the tomato-garlic mixture is ready, add it to the bowl. Stir and season with salt and pepper.

  5. Pour the finished sauce over your pasta, mix everything together and enjoy. If you're feeling fancy, you can sprinkle it with nutritional yeast or some vegan nut parmesan.


• The pasta will easily become low fat by simply adding water (or vegetable broth) instead of oil to sauté. 

• Leftovers can be eaten cold the next day. It tastes like a garlicky pasta salad then. 


I always choose organic produce whenever possible. It's not only much better for my health (and yours, too), but also for our environment. 🌍💫💚