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Lemon And Leek Pasta

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Ingredients
  Whole wheat spaghetti 1⁄2 Pound
  Leeks 4 , cut into 0.5
  Grated parmesan cheese 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Vegetable broth 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Fresh lemon juice 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Lemon zest 1 Teaspoon
  Reserved pasta water 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Sliced basil 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Extra virgin olive oil 1 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste
Directions

Cook pasta according to package being sure to reserve ½ cup of the pasta water.

1. Heat large sauté pan over medium heat. Add leeks and a pinch of salt. Allow leeks to cook for 4-5 minutes or until they are nice and tender. You don’t want the leeks to brown, so if they look like they are browning be sure to lower your heat.

2. Once leeks are ready stir in veggie broth and lemon juice. Bring leek mixture to a simmer before adding in your pasta.

3. Stir in pasta water, lemon juice, cheese and basil. Combine everything together. Adjust seasonings and enjoy!!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Main Dish
Taste: 
Savory
Method: 
Simmering
Ingredient: 
Pasta
Interest: 
Quick, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
25 Minutes
Servings: 
1
Lemon and leek pasta is a nice variation for your appetite. You don't need a bunch of ingredients for cooking this, so it is much easier to prepare. When you have the basic ingredients ready, it takes a maximum of 15 minutes to get this dish ready-to-serve on the table. Go for a change in tonight's dinner menu by cooking this easy pasta preparation.

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5 Comments

khau.khan's picture
great recipe - i think it would be great i you add the ingredien in white text when you say it in the video
moodyfoody's picture
great ......!!
Karenelam's picture
I was definitely in the mood for a zesty pasta!
DH's picture
Very good and simple recipe. It's a nice alternative to the calorie-laden creamy leek pasta recipes.
DH's picture
Very good and simple recipe. It's a nice alternative to the calorie-laden creamy leek pasta recipes.