Green Garlic, Brown Butter and Lime Pasta

Author Notes: I made this incredibly simple and rich tasting pasta, from the wild garlic that has been growing naturally in our backyard.Rinku Bhattacharya /Spice Chronicles

Serves: 4


  • 3/4 cup dry pasta
  • Water and salt for cooking pasta
  • 2 tablespoons EVOO
  • 1 cup chopped green garlic (whites and green separated)
  • 1 lime, halved and zested
  • 2 green chilies, minced
  • Extra salt to taste
In This Recipe


  1. Prepare the pasta with salt and water according to the directions on the package. Set aside to drain in a colander.
  2. Heat the olive oil and add in the minced garlic whites and cook for 3-4 minutes until the garlic is a pale golden color.
  3. Add in the garlic greens and cook till they wilt.
  4. In a separate pan, heat the butter on low heat until it melts and turns into a pale golden brown shade.
  5. Squeeze in the juice of the lime.
  6. Working quickly, add in the pasta, lime zest and the salt and green chilies and mix well.
  7. Mixed in the garlic and oil and the nuts and toss well.
  8. Serve immediately!

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Reviews (2) Questions (1)

2 Reviews

penny November 30, 2014
I may have answered my own question! The "green garlic" looks like green onions, but if so where is the garlic?...maybe there isn't any...
Droplet May 10, 2012
I make an almost exactly the same thing :). Good photo