Basil-Lemon Bowties

Basil-Lemon Bowties
Basil-Lemon Bowties

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

4

servings

PREP TIME

--

minutes

TOTAL TIME

--

minutes

SERVINGS

4

servings

Ingredients

  • 1

    tablespoon olive oil

  • 1

    medium garlic clove minced

  • 1

    package medium-size bowties - (8 oz)

  • 1

    tablespoon fresh lemon juice

  • 1

    teaspoon finely-grated lemon zest

  • 1/2

    bunch basil - (abt 12 lge leaves)

  • 1/2

    teaspoon salt

  • 1/4

    teaspoon freshly-ground black pepper

  • 1/2

    cup freshly-grated Parmesan

Directions

Bring large pot of salted water to a boil. Add bowties and cook according to package instructions. Stack 5 to 6 basil leaves at a time, roll them up tight and slice across the roll, spacing cuts 1/8-inch apart or less. Repeat with more leaves until quantity reaches firmly-packed 1/2 cup. Heat oil in a large skillet over low heat for 1 minute. Add garlic and saute, stirring often, 1 minute. Remove from heat. Add well-drained bowties and toss well until coated with garlic-oil mixture. Add lemon juice and zest, basil, salt, and pepper, and toss until basil wilts. Divide pasta among 4 large heated plates, top each portion with 1 tablespoon grated cheese and serve. This recipe yields 4 servings.

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