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Lemon Spaghetti

Here is a simple and light lemon spaghetti recipe that your whole family can enjoy. I tried this over the weekend and my toddler daughter loved it! She’s always been a fan of anything with lemons, but this was a new twist. I saw this recipe on Food Network’s, Everyday Italian, where they suggested serving it up as a side dish with fish.

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup olive oil
  • 2/3 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 pound spaghetti
  • 1/3 cup fresh basil, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest

Directions

  • In a large bowl, whisk the oil, Parmesan cheese, lemon juice, 3/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper to blend. Set the lemon sauce aside.
  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the spaghetti and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender but still firm, about 8 minutes. Drain, reserving 1 cup of the cooking liquid. Add the spaghetti to the lemon sauce, and toss with basil and lemon zest. Toss the pasta with enough reserved cooking liquid, 1/4 cup at a time, to moisten.
  • Season the pasta with more salt and pepper. Serve

Posted by Nicole Ibarrondo, former editor here at Mom Fuse

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