pasta with meyer lemons and basil

23 Jan

last time i made pasta with lemons – we really weren’t fans..   tonight i needed something really fast  and easy.  I googled for a lemon pasta recipe and came up with this one..  it fit the bill!  quick, easy and delicious!   next time i might add some garlic, but its really not needed!

Pasta With Meyer Lemon And Basil

adapted from seriouseats


  • 1 pound pasta
  • 3 meyer lemons, zested and juiced
  • 3/4 cup grated Parmesan
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • small bunch basil, leaves thinly sliced


  1. In a large pot, bring salted water to boil. Cook pasta until al dente, reserving 1/2 cup of cooking water before draining.
  2. In a serving bowl, whisk together lemon zest and juice, Parmesan, olive oil, and salt and pepper to taste. It should form a loose emulsion.
  3. Add drained pasta to bowl along with basil and toss well to combine. Add pasta water little by little until it forms a sauce. Serve with more grated Parmesan alongside.

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