Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Lemon, Parsley & Parmesan Pasta {RECIPE}

This pasta is delicious and so refreshing. The sauce is a take on basil and Parmesan pesto. The parsley mixed with garlic, red pepper flakes, lemon zest and salt make a wonderful version of a pesto sauce. Mmmm. You definitely need to make this.

Here's what you'll need:
-2 cups flat leaf parsley leaves, packed
-2 garlic cloves
-1/4 tsp. red-pepper flakes
-1/2 tsp. lemon zest plus extra for garnish
-Salt and Pepper to taste
-3/4 cup EVOO
-1 pound fusilli or other twisted pasta
-1 cup grated Parmesan cheese

1. Start by making the parsley pesto sauce. Add the parsley, garlic, red-pepper flakes, lemon zest and a teaspoon of salt in a food processor and pulse until coarsely chopped. While the machine is pulsing, slowly add in a stream of olive oil until well blended and smooth
2. Bring a pot of salted water to boil. Cook pasta as directed and drain. Reserve 1/4 cup pasta water.
3. Toss cooked pasta with the pesto and Parmesan then add the reserved water.
4. Garnish with extra lemon zest and Parmesan. Season with pepper if desired.


Erin LFF said...

I am OFFICIALLY ready for lunch!! YUM! Def saving this one for when I'm allowed to have some carbs ;)

Katie Cook said...

Holy YUM! I am going to make this!! xoxo Katie

Jennifer Prod said...

oh goodness this looks so delicious & fresh - you had me on 'version of pesto' yum!

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

I agree! I definitely need to make this! It looks delicious!