Just a few simple ingredients is all it takes to make this delicious pasta dinner. This Lemon Pasta With Crispy Basil is vegetarian, so simple to make and ready in 10 minute!
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10 Minute Lemon Pasta With Crispy Basil #SundaySupper

Just a few simple ingredients is all it takes to make this delicious pasta dinner. This Lemon Pasta With Crispy Basil is vegetarian, so simple to make and ready in 10 minute! Yup, 10 minutes people!!! Come on!!! You just know this lemon pasta is sure to be a hit!
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Main
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4
Calories: 711kcal
Author: Claire | Sprinkles and Sprouts
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Ingredients

  • tbsp olive oil
  • small handful fresh basil leaves
  • 14 oz linguine
  • tbsp butter
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2/3 cup grated Parmesan
  • 2 large unwaxed lemons (see notes)
  • Salt
  • black pepper

Instructions

  • Boil your kettle.
  • Place a frying pan over a medium high heat and pour in the olive oil. Once it gets hot add in the basil leaves and let them fry for about 10 seconds , flip them carefully and fry for a further 5-10 seconds and then remove them to a piece of kitchen roll. Remove the pan from the heat but don't drain away the oil.
  • Put your pasta in to a large pan of salted boiling water and cook for 8 minutes (or as directed by your packet) SET A TIMER

Meanwhile make the sauce.

  • Add the butter to the cooling frying pan, then pour in the extra virgin olive oil. Set aside.
  • Zest 1 of the lemons (and set the zest to one side) and then cut them both in half and juice them.
  • Whisk the juice and zest into the olive oil mixture and then mix in the grated parmesan.
  • Season the sauce with salt and cracked black pepper.
  • Drain the pasta, reserving 1 cup of the cooking liquid.
  • Toss the pasta into the lemon sauce, and add the reserved cooking liquid to thin the sauce to your liking (I add about 1/4 of a cup).
  • Season generous with salt and pepper. Garnish with the crispy basil.

Notes

You can use waxed lemons but make sure you wash them well in hot water first (p.s that adds time to this dish!!!)

Nutrition

Calories: 711kcal | Carbohydrates: 74g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 311mg | Potassium: 242mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 320IU | Calcium: 206mg | Iron: 1.5mg
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