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Barilla Spaghetti with Fresh Lemon & Basil


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Barilla Spaghetti with Fresh Lemon & Basil
PREPARATION TIME
20 minutes

DIFFICULTY
Easy

TYPE
Main course

NUTRITIONAL FACTS
CALORIES: 410
CARBOHYDRATE: 43.0g
PROTEIN: 1.0g
FAT: 22.0g

TYPE OF RECIPE
Vegetarian


Ingredients for 8 people


1 Pound Barilla Spaghetti
2/3 Cup Olive Oil
2/3 Cup Parmesan Cheese Freshly Grated
2 Fresh Lemons
Salt to taste
1/2 Teaspoon Black Pepper Freshly Ground
1/3 Cup Fresh Basil Chopped



Preparation 12 minutes preparation + 8 minutes cooking
1. JUICE the lemons to yield 1/2 cup of fresh lemon juice

2. GRATE lemon peels to yield 1 tablespoon lemon zest

3. WHISK the oil, Parmesan cheese, lemon juice, 3/4 teaspoon of salt, and 1/2 teaspoon of pepper in a large bowl to blend

4. SET the lemon sauce aside

5. Meanwhile, BRING a large pot of salted water to a boil

6. ADD the spaghetti and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender but still firm to the bite, about 8 minutes

7. DRAIN, reserving 1 cup of the cooking liquid

8. ADD the spaghetti to the lemon sauce, and toss with the basil and lemon zest

9. TOSS the pasta with enough reserved cooking liquid, 1/4 cup at a time, to moisten

10. SEASON the pasta with more salt and pepper to taste

11. TRANSFER to bowls and serve