Lemon Basil Spaghetti

Lisa G. Sweet Pantry Gal

By
@2sweetinc

Have You tried Lemon Basil? Not as strong as basil with a hint of lemon which I love!
Here is a lite simple recipe.
I used dreamfields pasta to cut down on carbs.
Serve as main dish with a nice salad or serve as a side dish! Perfect side to seafood.


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Serves:

4-6

Prep:

5 Min

Cook:

10 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

2/3 c
olive oil
2/3 c
parmigiano-reggiano, grated
1/2 c
fresh lemon juice (from 2 lemons)
1 tsp
salt
1/2 tsp
pepper
1 lb
spaghetti
2
peeled garlic cloves (optional)
1/3 c
fresh chopped lemon basil
1 Tbsp
fresh lemon zest

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a bowl Whisk together olive oil, parmesan cheese, salt and pepper and set aside.
2
In a pot of heavily salted boiling garlic water add spaghetti and cook till a dente approx 8min. Drain and save a cup of pasta water.Remove garlic cloves can be used for bread spread. Add pasta to lemon sauce. Toss in basil and lemon zest adding pasta water 1/4 cup at a time, to get a creamy sauce.
Transfer to serving bowl adding more basil and lemon zest to garnish.
Enjoy!!
(I add garlic to my pasta water and remove)
3
Lemon basil is very easy to grow. Is a beautiful full bush that can be grown indoors or out.
Lemon basil also used in a lot of asian cooking.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pasta, Pasta Sides
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: Italian
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy