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5 from 3 votes

Pasta with Lemon Sauce and Fried Sage

Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time5 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: lemon sauce, pasta
Servings: 4
Author: Carlo Cao


  • 500 g pasta ((15½ oz))
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 handful of sage leaves
  • 1 lemon zested and juiced
  • 250 ml pasta cooking water ((1 cup))
  • 2-3 tbsp vegan parmesan


  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook until al dente.
  • At the same time, heat oil in a frying pan. Once hot, add the sage leaves and fry until crispy. Set aside ⅓ of the leaves.
  • Add lemon juice, lemon zest, pasta cooking water and parmesan. Mix well and simmer for 2-3 minutes until creamy.
  • Drain the pasta and mix with the sauce.
  • Top pasta with the sage leaves and serve immediately.