Monday, August 6, 2012

Summer Garlic and Lemon Pasta

Summer is going by fast and I’m ready for it to slow down.  Fall will be here before you know it. I don’t know about you but I don’t like to heat up the oven much during the Summer because I heats up my apartment. I really wanted something that tasted like Summer and that was quick and easy to whip up. I decided to make pasta! I think you will really like this dish. The lemon flavor is not too much but just enough tang. And the basil taste so fresh, it hit the spot


I started by making garlic olive oil. Mince 2 garlic cloves and sauté in olive oil until edges start to turn brown.


Once your oil is done pour into large mixing bowl.


Sauté 1/2 cup of chopped onion in a tablespoon of olive oil.


Chop a handful of basil, preferably fresh


Add basil to garlic oil


Add the rest of your ingredients; pine nuts, parmesan, lemon, and onion.


Add your cooked pasta in with you sauce and toss.


I grilled up some chicken breast to put on top but this can be serve by itself or as a side dish.


Summer Garlic and Lemon Pasta

3 cups cooked whole wheat pasta

1/4 cup olive oil

2 garlic cloves, minced

1/2 cup onion

1/4 cup parmesan

1/4 cup pine nuts

Juice of 1/2 of a Lemon

1. Cook pasta as directed on box.

2. Sauté garlic in with olive oil until garlic edges start to turn brown.

3. Sauté onion until caramelized.

4. Toss all ingredients together (except pasta) to form sauce.

5. Once the sauce is mixed well toss pasta in with sauce.


Hope you enjoy this yummy Summer dish!