It’s tangy, It’s cheesy, and it has enough flavors to drive your taste buds wanting for more. This lemon basil pasta is delicious by itself, but if you prefer a little protein boost, top it with some of your favorite beans. Chickpeas or cannellini are excellent choices!

It can be a perfect weeknight dinner, or a quick fix for any of the weekends when you feel like having something homemade without having to put in any extra effort.

 

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 5 minutes

Total time: 20 minutes

Serves: 2-3

 

Ingredients:

250 g (10 oz) Spaghetti or any pasta of your choice

Salt and Pepper to taste

For the Lemon Basil Sauce:

1 Lemon (Zest + Juice)

3 tablespoons olive oil

1 cup fresh basil leaves

1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese

Lemon Basil Pasta

Directions:

  1. Cook the pasta as per the package direction. Drain and keep aside.
  2. Add the zest of one lemon, olive oil, parmesan cheese and basil leaves to a food processor and mix until smooth.
  3. Transfer the pasta to a skillet and add little sauce at a time. Toss the pasta well to combine. Add more Lemon basil sauce if needed depending on how much tang you prefer.
  4. Season with salt and pepper to taste.