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lemon caper linguine on a lemon plate.

Lemon Caper Linguine

A bright, light pasta with lemon in capers ready in 15 minutes or less.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Main Dishes
Cuisine American
Servings 4 Servings



  • 3/4 pound linguine
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 5 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 3.5 ounce jar non pareil capers
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • salt


  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil and salt liberally (about 1 - 2 tablespoons). Cook pasta according to pasta directions. Reserve 1/2 cup pasta water. Drain pasta.
  • In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Cook garlic and capers in oil just until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add in lemon juice. Stir in pasta and toss to coat completely. Add reserved pasta water 1/4 cup at a time if pasta seems dry. Season to taste with salt. Serve immediately.


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Keywords: caper, capers, easy, Food, lemon pasta, pasta, quick and easy, recipe. italian