Leek & Lemon Linguine

1
Ronda Krouch

By
@rmkrouch

Great meatless dinner.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
4
Prep:
30 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

  • 8 oz
    whole wheat linguine
  • 2 large
    lemons plus lemon wedges for garnish
  • 1 medium
    leek (white and pale green parts only), thinly sliced and rinsed well
  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil, extra virgin
  • 1/2 c
    flate leaf parsley, divided
  • 2 clove
    grarlic, crushed
  • 1/4 tsp
    salt
  • 1/8 tsp
    fresh ground pepper
  • 3/4 c
    finly grated parmesan cheese, divided
  • 1/4
    snipped fresh chives, divided

How to Make Leek & Lemon Linguine

Step-by-Step

  1. Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling water until just tender or according to package directions. Reserve 1 1/2 cup of the cooking liquid and drain the pasta in a colander.
  2. Meanwhile, finely grate 1 tbsp. zest and squeeze 1/4 cup from the 2 lemons; set the juice aside. Pat leek slices dry. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the leek, the lemon zest, 1/4 cup parsley, garlic, salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, until the leek is lightly browned and softened, about 6 minutes.
  3. Add the pasta, 1 cup of the reserved cooking liquid, the reserved lemon juice and the remaining 1/4 cup parsley to the pan. Cook, stiring constantly, until the liquid is mostly absorbed, 30 seconds to 1 minute. Add the remaining 1/2 cup liquid, if desired. Remove from the heat. Discard the garlic. Toss the pasta with 1/2 cup Parmesan and 2 tbsp. chives and serve with lemon wedges, if desired.

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About Leek & Lemon Linguine

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




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