Speedy spaghetti with artichoke, basil and lemon

Serves: 4
Ready in: 15 minutes

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400g dried spaghetti
Low calorie cooking spray
400g can artichoke hearts in water, drained and roughly chopped
3 garlic cloves, crushed
½ tsp dried chilli flakes
Small handful of chopped fresh basil, plus torn leaves to garnish
Finely grated zest and juice of 1 unwaxed lemon
4 level tbsp freshly grated vegetarian Parmesan-style cheese


1. Cook the spaghetti according to the packet instructions then drain well and tip back into the saucepan.

2. Meanwhile, spray a wide non-stick frying pan with low calorie cooking spray and place over a medium-low heat. Add the artichokes, garlic and chilli and stir-fry for 2-3 minutes.

3. Tip the artichokes, garlic and chilli into the spaghetti and stir in the basil and lemon zest and juice. Mix well and divide between bowls. Scatter over the torn basil and cheese to serve.

Recipes taken from Slimming World’s Veggie Deluxe, which is available in all Slimming World groups now and priced at £4.95. Find Slimming World online or call 0844 897 8000 to find your nearest group.

Photo: Slimming World’s Veggie Deluxe/Gareth Morgans.

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