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Creamy Lemon Spaghetti with Olives and Basil

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Category: Salads

 Ingredients List

  • 12 oz Spaghettini
  • 4 tb Sour cream OR creme fraiche
  • -OR regular cream
  • Salt and pepper; to taste
  • 1 Lemon; for the zest
  • 3 tb Olive oil
  • 2 Lemons; juiced
  • 4 oz Freshly grated Parmesan OR
  • -other grating cheese
  • 2 Garlic cloves; chopped
  • 20 Brined black olives; or more
  • -to taste, pitted and cut
  • -into slivers
  • 1/4 c Fresh basil leaves; torn
  • -into large pieces


LEMON ZEST: cut into long strips with a zester.

Cook the pasta in rapidly boiling salted water until al dente, then drain.
Toss with the sour cream, then with salt, pepper and lemon zest.

Working quickly, toss with the olive oil, lemon juice, cheese, garlic and
olives. Transfer to a serving dish and scatter with the basil.

Serve at once, with extra lemon and Parmesan for those who desire it.
Serves 4.

PER SERVING: 590 calories, 22 g protein, 68 g carbohydrate, 27 g fat (9 g
saturated), 25 mg cholesterol, 642 mg sodium, 1 g fiber.

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