Serves 4 people


  • 270 gr Monk’s Beard
  • 300/350 g Spaghettis
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • Chilli flakes 
  • Olive Oil 
  • Lemon Juice 
  • Parmesan 
  • Salt & Pepper 


Put a large saucepan of water to boil, remember to put 1L of water for 100g of pasta with a big pinch of salt. 

Cut off the roots of the Monk’s beards, wash and drain.

Peel and mince the garlic cloves. Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a frying pan over medium heat  and cook the garlic for a few minutes. Add 1 teaspoon of chilli flakes and the monk’s beards, with 125 mL of water. Season with salt and pepper. Cook for 8 to 10 minutes. 

At the same time, cook your spaghetti according to the cooking time on the pack reducing the timing by one minute. (If the pack says 9 minutes, cook them 8 minutes). 

At the end of the cooking time, add a ladle of pasta cooking water to the monk’s beard and drain the pasta. Add the pasta to the monk’s beard, add a tablespoon of olive oil and sprinkle with lemon juice. 

Serve with fresh parmesan !



Recipe @flexi_heathy_kitchen 

Photo creit @flexi_healthy_kitchen