Simplicity is underrated. I love simple. And this Simple Lemon Pasta with Walnuts is perfection all by itself or served as a side dish. It takes minutes to cook, has only six ingredients and it’s budget friendly too.
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Spaghetti noodles tossed with lemon juice and zest, olive oil, parsley, and walnuts seasoned with just the right amount of sea salt, that’s it. I wasn’t lying when I said it was simple!
THE RECIPE: Simple Pasta with Lemon and Walnuts
A very simple bare bones pasta that can be served alone or as a side dish to any beef, chicken or fish dish. You are welcome to use more or less lemon juice/zest depending on your preference. If you prefer you can melt butter instead of using olive oil. Kids love noodles with butter! I have even done a combination of the two and love it.
- 16 oz spaghetti cooked to package instructions
- 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil or melted butter or combination of the two
- zest of three small lemons
- juice of one lemon
- two handfuls of walnuts
- 1/4 cup chopped flat leaf parsley
- Sea Salt
Place a large stock pot with salted water to boil
While waiting for water to boil, zest and juice lemons and chop parsley.
Whisk together olive oil (or melted butter), lemon juice and zest.
Cook pasta to package directions. Remove when al dente ("to the tooth" firm but nor undercooked) Strain in colander. Do Not Rinse.
Pour pasta onto a platter, drizzle with olive oil (or butter) mixture and toss.
Add walnuts, parsley, a few pinches of sea salt, toss well.
Garnish with additional parsley and lemon zest if desired,
Taste and add more or anything you think it needs!
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Post tags: dairy free, 15 minute dinner