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Linguine with crab, chilli, lemon and rocket

Linguine with crab, chilli, lemon and rocket
  • Serves: 4
  • Prep time: 15 minutes
  • Cook time: 15 minutes
  • Ready in: 30-60 Minutes
  • Difficulty Rating: 1
  • Syns per serving:

A simple dish packed with fresh flavours – and one you'll want to make again and again.


  • 500g dried linguine pasta
  • Low-calorie cooking spray
  • 4 spring onions, trimmed and thinly sliced
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 large red chilli, deseeded and thinly sliced
  • 2 x 170g cans white crabmeat in brine, drained
  • Finely grated zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 4 plum tomatoes, deseeded and cut into thin wedges
  • Small bag of rocket leaves


  1. Cook the pasta according to the packet instructions. Drain, reserving 50ml of the cooking liquid, and set aside.
  2. Spray the warm saucepan with low-calorie cooking spray. Add the spring
    onions, garlic and chilli and cook over a low heat for 2-3 minutes until softened, stirring often. Stir in the crabmeat, lemon zest, tomatoes and the reserved cooking liquid and heat gently.
  3. Return the pasta to the saucepan along with the rocket and toss well to combine. Season with freshly ground black pepper and squeeze over a
    little fresh lemon juice to taste. Serve straight away.

Tip: If you have the storage space in your kitchen, it’s worth picking up a jumbo bag of pasta – there are big savings to be made from buying in bulk.

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