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June 1, 2014

Linguine with Garlic, Herbs and Lemon, Becomes a Family Favourite…

Filed under: FOOD,PHOTOGRAPHY,Recipes — kiwidutch @ 1:00 am
(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

Linguine with Garlic, Herbs and Lemon 

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon lemon, zest of, grated
1 lb linguine
2 cups fresh herbs, chop 1 and a half cups and leave about half a cup of the herbs whole or torn into larger pieces
1/4 cup lemon juice

Bring 4 quarts of water to a boil in a large pot.
Meanwhile, warm oil and garlic in a skillet over medium heat.
Cook until the garlic is fragrant, being careful not to brown or burn.
Remove the skillet from the heat and stir in the lemon zest and salt to taste.
The water should be close to boiling.
At this point, add salt and the linguine.
Cook until pasta is al dente (follow the directions on the package since cooking times vary product to product).
Reserve 1/2 cup of the pasta water in a small bowl.
When pasta is cooked, drain and toss with garlic mixture, herbs and lemon juice.
Add the reserved pasta water as needed to keep the pasta moist and a little saucy.
Serve immediately.

This recipe from “rsarahl”  from the former Recipezaar (now “Food.com”)  website has become one of our family favourite when having guests to dinner. Although according to the recipe any of your favourite herbs can be used, we always go for basil, and lots of it. We also use around six  cloves of  garlic, and more or less oil depending on how many servings I’m making. (I try and use the least amount of oil as possible).

We also like that the recipe is quick to make and most of all, delicious!!!

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)



  1. Wonderful recipe and photos. I love the simple, fresh ingredients in this dish!

    Comment by Sinfully Tempting — June 1, 2014 @ 2:03 am | Reply

  2. Looks excellent! I love simple and tasty, quick to throw together dishes.

    Comment by Carrie — June 1, 2014 @ 7:01 pm | Reply

  3. That looks very tasty – I think I might have to try it.

    Comment by I used to be indecisive — June 1, 2014 @ 8:13 pm | Reply

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