Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Simple Lemon Basil Pasta

What's better than basil? Basil and lemon warmed in olive oil oozing over delicious multigrain pasta! Here's how I did it.... oh and my family actually applauded after the meal so I think it's a good one!

1 Lemon
1 bunch or tube of Basil (both can be found in the produce section)
3/4 cup of Olive Oil
Salt and Pepper
Clove of garlic or 1/2 tsp of garlic powder
1 box of Multigrain Bow Tie Pasta

Cook the pasta according to the directions, drain and set aside. Add the olive oil into the same pasta pot. Zest and juice the lemon into the oil (juice over your hand so the seeds don't go in) Add half a tube of the pesto paste or half of the basil bunch finely chopped. Sprinkle liberally with sald and pepper and add the garlic. Heat oil and add in the pasta. Stir to combine. Taste and adjust seasoning to your taste. Top with cheese and serve.

The proof is on her face! Your family will love this!


  1. Haha...it looks so good, I am sure our faces will look the same!! : ) Sounds delicious and I am goin' to try it soon!!

  2. Just made it for the fam and added some baked chicken, it was a hit here too! Thanks Kelly -Ebeth of Alaska

  3. Wow! Clear in Alaska! My recipes are traveling :) Thank you for trying it! I actually baked some parmesan crusted chicken and served with this pasta. Not sure why I didn't post that recipe too! Keep checking, I have lots to post!

  4. This look delicious! I'll have to give it a try!