Lemon Spaghetti

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  • 2/3 cup(s) olive oil
  • 2/3 cup(s) parmesan cheese freshly ground
  • 1/2 cup(s) Lemon juice freshly squeezed
  • 3/4 teaspoon(s) salt more to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) black pepper freshly ground
  • 1 pound(s) dried sspaghetti
  • 1/3 cup(s) fresh basil chopped
  • 1 tablespoon(s) lemon peel freshely grated


  1. in a large bowl, whisk the oil, Parmesan cheese, lemon juice, 3/4 teaspoon salt/ and 1/2 teaspoon of pepper to blend. Set the lemon sauce aside. [The sauce can be made up to 8 hours ahead. Cover and refrigerate. bring to room temperature before serving.
  2. Meanwhile bring a large pot of salted water to boil. Add the spaghetti and cook, stirring occassionally, until tender but still firm to the bite , about 8 minutes. Drain, reserving 1 cup of the cooking liquid. Add the spaghetti to the lemon sauce, and toss with the 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 to taste. Transfer to bowls and serve.
May 2012

This recipe is a personal recipe added by RandyHood and has not been tested or endorsed by MyRecipes.

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