Thursday, September 16, 2010

Lemon Spaghetti

This was a delicious, refreshing, light, pasta recipe. We had nothing planned for dinner tonight and I did not want to give in to the frozen pizza sitting in the freezer waiting for nights like this. So I searched through our pantry and came up with this recipe. The lemon sauce was a nice break from our usual heavy meat sauces and the basil complemented it perfectly!

1 lb spaghetti
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice (the hubby thought it needed more but I thought it was enough)
Salt and Pepper to taste
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil leaves

Cook the pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water. Meanwhile, mix the oil, lemon juice, and Parmesan in a bowl to blend. Toss the pasta with the lemon sauce. Season with salt and pepper. Garnish with chopped basil.

Lemon on Foodista