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Tuscan Pasta with Lemon Sauce, Basil and Mint


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  • 1 pkg (500g) dry linguine or tagliatelle pasta
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 3 tbsp lemon zest (about 3 lemons)
  • 6 tbsp lemon juice (about 3 lemons)
  • 1/4 cup chopped basil
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped mint
  • 1 cup pasta stock
  • 2/3 cup Parmesan (grated for garnish)


Servings 4


Step 1

Cook the pasta according to the package instructions.

Meanwhile mix the olive oil, lemon zest and juice, basil, mint, parsley and pepper in a small bowl. set aside.

Drain the pasta, setting aside 1 cup (250 ml) pasta stock.

In a large bowl, toss in the lemon mixture.
Add a little of the pasta stock if it seems too dry.

Serve immediately.

Pass a bowl of the grated Parmesan cheese at the table.

serves 4 to 6.


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