Pasta with Lemon-Orange Sauce (Easy on the Salt)


For those on low-sodium diets, here’s a tasty trick: Grab some citrus. Just like a sprinkle of salt, a squeeze of lemon, lime or orange will perk up any ingredient from leafy greens to proteins, not to mention grab the attention of your taste buds. And while you might not expect it, these fruits are at their best and brightest during winter, so now is still the perfect time to play with their tangy flash of flavor.

You can mix things up and use citrus in your favorite warm comfort dishes — including pasta. In place of a heavier alfredo sauce, the combination of warm citrus and olive oil offers a creamy coating for noodles that’s both lighter in calories and naturally low in sodium (as well as dairy-free — bonus!). Keep the dish basic with a sprinkle of fresh herbs and cracked black pepper. Or dress things up with sauteed vegetables and roasted chicken. Best of all, be sure to enjoy this citrus pasta all year-round, adding avocado and corn during the summer months and squash during the fall.

Pasta with Warm Citrus Sauce

Serves 4

8 oz uncooked spaghetti or fettuccine

Olive oil

2 garlic cloves, passed through a garlic press (about 1 tablespoon …read more