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Super Simple Pasta

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Ingredients
  Quinoa linguine 2 Ounce
  Artichoke hearts 3 , quartered (you can use canned or frozen but not marinated)
  Serrano pepper 15 Gram, thinly sliced
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), thinly sliced
  Roma tomato 1 , diced
  Olive oil 2 Tablespoon, divided (1 tablespoon for the basil oil and remaining for the sauce)
  Basil 1 Bunch (100 gm)
  Fresh lemon juice 1 Tablespoon
  Lemon zest 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Red pepper flakes To Taste
  Sea salt To Taste
Directions

GETTING READY
1. For the rustic basil oil – add basil leaves to a mortar and pestle with a little salt, the lemon zest and juice and 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Crush it all up together, set aside.
2. Boil water and cook quinoa linguini according to the package instruction.
3. Drain the pasta but reserve the pasta cooking water.

MAKING
4. For the Sauce – In a nonstick skillet pour in remaining oil, sauté the garlic for a minute over a medium heat.
5. Add in the pepper and sauté for another minute, place the artichokes and tomatoes and cook for 5 minutes.
6. Incorporate the linguine directly to the pan of vegetables with about 1/8 cup of the pasta water and stir for another minute.
7. Turn off the heat, and stir in about half the basil mixture.

SERVING
8. Top the pasta with the other half of the basil mixture and a sprinkle red pepper flakes. Serve hot!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Main Dish
Taste: 
Savory
Method: 
Saute
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
45 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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