Zesty Feta Linguine

Linguine with cheese and citrus zestSometimes in a Healthy Eating Plan you need to take some action to zest it up and freshen the flavours.

This dish is quick and easy for a weekend meal, light, healthy and flavour packed.

The added hit of feta means that you feel like you are indulging with the flavour and bursts of creaminess but not overdoing it.

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 10 minutes for pasta

Serves 4


  • 200 grams of reduced fat feta cheese
  • 1 lemon for juice and rind
  • 4 tbs of grated parmesan cheese
  • 4 tbs of good quality olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to season
  • Pasta to serve for 4 (experiment with wholemeal pasta for added fibre)


  1. Cook the pasta as per the packet instructions. Once cooked, drain it and return it to a pan and place it over a medium heat.
  2. Break up the feta, grate the lemon zest and squeeze in the lemon. Pour over the oil and add the parmesan cheese. Toss to combine and serve.
  3. Super fast, super easy, super tasty and light and flavour packed. A perfect weeknight healthy eating meal.

450 calories per serve

written by:

Amanda Dos Santos

Mandy is an experienced Nutritionist, food scientist and writer with over 10 years experience in the Heath industry. She has been part of the Healthy Mummy team of experts since 2012, writing informative and current blog posts and contributing to our recipe books. She has played an integral part in creating the recipes on our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenges since they first started in July 2014. Mandy is a mum of three and loves working for The Healthy Mummy, ”Especially on the challenges as I can create recipes which empower women to create nourishing food for themselves and their families’."