Whole-Wheat Spaghetti with Garlic, Parsley, and Lemon

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Whole-Wheat Spaghetti with Garlic, Parsley, and Lemon is a simple and easy main dish to make. This pasta dish also packs a powerful punch thanks to the lemon zest that has a much stronger flavor than the fruit’s juice.
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Yield:

Makes: 4 servings (serving size: 1 1/4 cups)

Recipe Time

Prep: 12 Minutes
Cook: 15 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 331
Fat 12.3 g
Satfat 2.2 g
Monofat 7.6 g
Polyfat 1.5 g
Protein 11 g
Carbohydrate 49 g
Fiber 8 g
Cholesterol 4 mg
Iron 4 mg
Sodium 152 mg
Calcium 133 mg

Ingredients

8 ounces whole-wheat spaghetti
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
1/2 cup chopped garlic
1 3/4 cups chopped flat-leaf parsley
3/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 tablespoon freshly grated lemon zest
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 ounce Asiago, Pecorino, or Parmesan cheese, shaved with a vegetable peeler

Preparation

1. Cook the pasta according to the label until al dente. Reserve 3 TBSP cooking liquid; drain.

2. Meanwhile, heat 2 TBSP oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Reduce the heat to low, add the garlic, and cook, stirring frequently, until golden brown and fragrant (3-4 minutes). Stir in the parsley, pepper, and lemon zest. Cook, stirring often, until the parsley is tender (3-4 minutes).

3. Add the pasta and cooking liquid to the skillet with the salt and remaining TBSP oil. Toss until well mixed. Top with the cheese and serve.

Note:

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Stephana Bottom,

January 2013
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