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Garlicky Spaghetti with Mixed Greens

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Garlicky Spaghetti with Mixed Greens

Ingredients:

•        3/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil?

•        1 cup panko?

•        2 tablespoons finely chopped parsley?

•        Kosher salt 

•        Pepper

•        1 pound spaghetti?

•        2/3 cup thinly sliced garlic (about 18 cloves) ?

•        2 pounds mustard greens and kale, stemmed and leaves coarsely torn (24 cups)?

•        2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice?

Instructions:

1.       In a small skillet, heat 1/4 cup of the olive oil. Add the panko and toast over moderate heat, stirring, until golden, about 5 minutes. Stir in the parsley and season with salt and pepper. Transfer to a paper towel–lined plate to drain; let cool.?

2.       Meanwhile, in a pot of salted boiling water, cook the spaghetti until al dente. Drain well, reserving 1 cup of the pasta water.?

3.       In a large pot, combine the remaining 1/2 cup of oil with the garlic and cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, until the garlic is fragrant and light golden, 7 to 8 minutes. In batches, add the greens and cook, tossing, until wilted, about 3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Add the pasta, 1/2 cup of the reserved pasta water and the lemon juice; cook, stirring, until a sauce forms, 2 minutes. Divide the pasta among bowls and top with the panko.