lemon garlic spaghetti

14 Jan


i still have those meyer lemons (thats what happens when you get meyer lemons at costco!)  i had pinned this recipe on pinterest and decided it was time to try it.   it was quick and easy — definitely need to double the sauce next time and quadruple the garlic! — the lemon was hardly discernable… this was ok – nothing fabulous – it was quick and easy though and would make a good side dish to some chicken..




Lemon Garlic Spaghetti

adapted from i nom things

1 box dry spaghetti
1/2 cup grated parmesan
4 tsp olive oil
2 clove garlic
1 lemon
4 tbsp pine nuts
12 basil leaves, chiffonaded


First, start your garlic oil.    Pour in olive oil and chopped up garlic into a small frying pan and let it cook over low, until the garlic starts to brown on edges.   Immediately remove from heat and reserve.   While that’s starting up, boil up some spaghetti.

Then you take some cheese…basil,

Some pine nuts…

And dump it into a large bowl, with the garlic oil, garlic chunks and all. Squeeze in lemon juice. Throw in the spaghetti and toss until well combined. Plate, crack some black pepper on it, and nom.


One Response to “lemon garlic spaghetti”


  1. pasta with meyer lemons and basil « ilonaskitchen - January 23, 2012

    […] time i made pasta with lemons – we really weren’t fans..   tonight i needed something really fast  and easy.  I googled […]

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