Lemon Pesto Pasta

Perfect For A Light Dinner

Difficulty: Easy

Prep Time: 12 minutes

Cooking Time: 8-10 minutes



Fresh or dry pasta, 2 servings

4 lemons, zest

2 lemons, juiced

3/4 cup slivered almonds

3/4 cup EVOO

4 cloves garlic

1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

1/2 cup minced chives + garnish

1 cup reserved pasta water

1 tsp sugar



Cooking Tools

Large Pot

Small food processor


To make the Lemon Pesto, add; zest of 4 lemons, almonds, garlic, sugar, EVOO and Parmesan cheese.  Pulse food processor until well minced, not pureed, set aside. Boil water, add salt and juice of 2 lemons.  Cook pasta according to directions, don’t forget to reserve the pasta water before draining the pasta. Once pasta is drained, place in a large serving bowl and just let cool slightly before tossing the Lemon pesto, some pasta water and chives into the pasta. Toss pasta until well coated, salt and pepper to taste.

Serves 2

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