Collards Spaghetti Supreme
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 garlic cloves, sliced
1/4 teaspoon red-pepper flakes
1 bunch collard greens (12 ounces), ribs removed, thinly sliced
1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted
Grated zest of 1 lemon, plus more for serving or 1tsp chopped lemon balm
2 tablespoons fresh lemon
12 ounces whole-grain spaghetti, such as farro
1/4 cup finely grated Pecorino Romano, for serving
Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and red-pepper flakes; cook until tender, about 1 minute.
Add collard greens and cook, stirring, until tender, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat;
Stir in pine nuts and lemon zest and juice. Season with salt.
Meanwhile, cook spaghetti in a pot of boiling salted water until al dente, according to package instructions. Reserve 1 cup pasta water; drain pasta.
Add pasta and reserved water to skillet, tossing to coat. Serve immediately, garnished with lemon zest and sprinkled with cheese.