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Traditional Lemon pasta

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Traditional Lemon pasta

30 minutes total

This delicious lemon pasta dish is a perfect combination of zesty lemon and creamy pasta. It's a simple and easy recipe that can be made in just a few minutes. The bright and tangy flavor of the lemon is balanced out by the creamy texture of the pasta, making it a great meal for any occasion. The addition of fresh herbs and Parmesan cheese adds an extra layer of flavor that will have your taste buds singing. So, if you're looking for a quick and easy meal that's sure to please, give this lemon pasta a try!



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Serves 4

320g (11,3 oz) Barilla® Spaghetti No. 5
60 ml Extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
½ Garlic clove, minced
60 g Parmigiano cheese, freshly grated
150 ml Lemon juice (2 lemons)
15 g Lemon zest
5 g Fresh basil, chopped
3 g Salt
to taste Pepper


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Step 1

Here are the 7 easy steps of the perfect pasta al limone recipe:

Step 2

In a large bowl, whisk together half of the olive oil, cheese, lemon juice, salt and pepper

  • extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
  • cheese
  • lemon juice
  • salt
  • pepper

Step 3

Sauté the garlic with the remaining olive oil, cool down and add to the cheese lemon mixture, then set aside.

  • Garlic
  • extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
  • cheese
  • lemon mixture

Step 4

Meanwhile, bring a large pot of water to a boil, add salt and cook pasta according to package directions.

  • salt
  • pasta

Step 5

Drain pasta reserving one cup of cooking water.

Step 6

Add pasta to the lemon sauce, and toss with the basil and lemon zest.

  • lemon sauce
  • basil
  • lemon zest

Step 7

Add ¼ of the reserved pasta cooking water at a time and toss the pasta to moisten.

Passive cooking

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This lemon pasta dish is a great way to enjoy a light and flavorful meal. The combination of the lemon, garlic, and herbs creates a delicious flavor that is sure to please. The addition of the Parmesan cheese adds a nice touch of richness to the dish. This dish is easy to make and can be enjoyed as a main course or as a side dish. With its bright and zesty flavor, this lemon pasta dish is sure to be a hit with family and friends.

Spaghetti No. 5

Cooking for someone can be a true sign of love, for this reason Barilla offers you more than 35 shapes of pasta to say “I love you”, “I miss you” or “Sorry”. Italians know the familiar Blue Box means quality, perfectly al dente pasta every time. That's why Barilla has been an Italian favorite for over 145 years.

  • Pack size 500 g