Lemon Basil Pasta

Since we’ve been so busy around our home this week I’ve tried to keep things as simple as possible in the meals department.  Right now I have plenty of basil and Italian parsley in the garden, along with a few lemons still left from our Meyer Lemon tree, so I couldn’t resist trying this. It turned out to be very quick and easy. My son especially loved it, and my husband gave it a thumbs up  ( but also added that he thinks an Italian sausage would be great on it…..of course he would say that). I’ve added the equivalent substitutions in dry herbs in case you want to use those instead of fresh. Serve this with garlic toast or breadsticks and a big green salad and you’re set to go…….. Oh and maybe an Italian sausage or two for the gentlemen in your life. 🙂

 

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Lemon Basil Pasta

Ingredients:
16 fresh basil leaves, finely sliced
(or 1 1/2 tsps. dried basil)
2 tsps. Italian parsley, finely chopped
(or 1 tsp. dried parsley flakes)
Zest of 1 lemon
Juice of 1 lemon
2 1/2 Tbps butter, preferably unsalted
2 1/2 Tbps extra virgin olive oil
1 tsps salt
8 oz. Angel Hair pasta
Coarse ground black pepper
Grated Parmesan cheese
Black olives for garnish
Italian parsley for garnish (optional)
To Make:
In a large bowl put basil, parsley, lemon zest, lemon juice, salt, and extra virgin olive oil. Prepare angel hair pasta as on package. In the meantime melt butter and add to other ingredients in bowl. Mix well. When pasta is ready, drain in colander then add to bowl. Take tongs and repeatedly lift the pasta to coat evenly. Serve immediately adding salt and pepper to taste and top with Parmesan cheese, parsley, and black olives.
Enjoy!

 

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One comment

  1. Lara says:

    This sounds great!

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