Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Lemon Pasta with Fresh Tomato Basil Mozzarella Pasta

I always love a light blend of pasta for either a whole meal or side dish.
Here is one of my very favorites with lots of topping suggestions!


1 pound of your favorite pasta boiled in salt water drained and tossed with 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil and 1/4 cup freshly grated Romano Cheese. Set aside.

Sauce:
1 freshly squeezed lemon no pits!
1/2 teaspoon black pepper, oregano, parsley and basil dried
pinch of cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon finely minced fresh garlic
1/4 cup melted butter
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup grating cheese

Mix all together in a pan or microwave safe bowl, warm it up in the microwave or stove top till everything is blended together.

Pour over pasta. Garnish with suggestions below.

Garnish for photo above:
chunks of fresh mozzarella cheese
grape tomatoes cleaned and cut in half
long shredded Parmesan cheese
Fresh basil leaves

Other suggestions for topping this pasta:

Black Olives
Roasted Peppers and Artichoke Hearts





10 comments:

Jersey Girl Cooks said...

This is perfect for the nights where I need a quick dinner. That happens to be almost every night...lol.

Federica said...

This Mediterranean pasta is very good and so fresh with the addition of lemon. Bye, have a good day

Greg said...

Yum! This s my kind of meal quick, simple and full of flavor.

Fuat Gencal said...

Çok güzel ve iştah açıcı görünüyor. Ellerinize, emeğinize sağlık.

Saygılar..

mylittleitaliankitchen said...

looks fresh and delicious this pasta. Great presentation too mia cara. Buone le penne al limone.

Dana DeVolk said...

What a beautiful, filling yet simple dish! Looks like a perfect lunch for me!

<3 Dana @ This Silly Girl's Life

Tammy said...

Hi Claudia! This pasta looks soo hearty and delicious! I love the tomatoes and basil. Have a wonderful evening~

xoxo,
Tammy<3

Catherine said...

Dear Claudia, I love this fresh and delicious dish. Blessings dearest. Catherine xo

Lizzy Do said...

Simple and delicious! I could eat this night after night!

Ashley said...

Love love LOVE fresh mozzarella in pasta dishes. Yum!