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Lemon Linguine Recipe

Looking for an easy Lemon Linguine recipe? Learn how to make Lemon Linguine using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by helliferocious2

Makes 4 servings



The name itself?singsongy and alliterative?was enough to convince me. Then I noticed it had 7 ingredients, which includes salt and pepper?so let's say 5 ingredients. Little chance for anything superfluous to get between the two main acts?just a little Parmesan for creaminess, olive oil to soften the citrus, and basil for color and freshness. Along with Spaghetti with Oil and Garlic, this is comfort food, out-of-the-pantry cooking, with no ingredients left to be taken out of the dish. There would be nothing left.

Recipe Ingredients for Lemon Linguine

1 pound linguine
2/3 cup olive oil
2/3 cup Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice (2-3 lemons)
1 tsp Salt
1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon lemon zest
1/3 cup chopped fresh basil leaves

Recipe Directions for Lemon Linguine

  1. Bring a large pot of salty water to boil.

  2. In the meantime, in a large serving bowl whisk the lemon juice and olive oil until partially emulsified, then add the Parmesan and continue whisking until creamy. Season with salt and pepper, and adjust the oil-to-lemon ratio until it's well-balanced.

  3. Cook the linguine until al dente. Reserve a cup of the cooking water, then drain and add to the serving bowl. Toss until well-coated; the heat from the pasta will melt the cheese and help it stick to the linguine. Add some cooking water if the pasta is dry or claggy.

  4. Serve with a little sprinkled lemon zest and the basil leaves.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 205.4g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
727
Calories from Fat
391
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
43.4g
67%
Saturated Fat
8.0g
40%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
97mg
32%
Sodium
867mg
36%
Potassium
290mg
8%
Total Carbohydrates
66.1g
22%
Dietary Fiber
0.4g
2%
Sugars
0.9g
Protein
19.5g
Vitamin A 6% Vitamin C 28%
Calcium 21% Iron 24%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
C+
  Good points
  • Very low in sugar
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