Barilla Organic Spaghetti

with Fresh Lemon & Basil

  • 400
  • 22g
  • 44g
  • 10g


Ingredients for 8 people 

  • 1 Pound Barilla® Organic 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


  1. 1
    Juice the lemons to yield 1/2 cup of fresh lemon juice
  2. 2
    Grate lemon peels to yield 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  3. 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. 4
    Set the lemon sauce aside
  5. 5
    Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil
  6. 6
    Add the spaghetti and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender but still firm to the bite, about 8 minutes
  7. 7
    Drain, reserving 1 cup of the cooking liquid
  8. 8
    Add the spaghetti to the lemon sauce, and toss with the basil and lemon zest
  9. 9
    Toss the pasta with enough reserved cooking liquid, 1/4 cup at a time, to moisten
  10. 10
    Season the pasta with more salt and pepper to taste
  11. 11
    Transfer to bowls and serve

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