Spaghetti with lemon sauce recipe

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An healthy spaghetti dish using a lemon and olive oil based sauce. Unlike most spaghetti recipes, the sauce in this one is not cooked; instead, fresh lemon juice together with olive oil and Parmesan cheese are used as the sauce. This is a great recipe for people who like the taste and arome of fresh lemon juice. Use good quality, fresh lemons, preferably organic.
Preparation time: 5 minutes, Cooking time: 10 minutes, Serves: 4 


1 garlic clove, crushed
Juice from one or two lemons
6 Tbsp olive oil
1/2 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese (or to taste)
Salt to taste

1 lb spaghetti, linguini or similar pasta

6 Tbsp finely chopped fresh parsley
Extra Parmesan cheese


Cook the spaghetti
Cook spaghetti in lots of boiling salted water, al dente, according to  instructions on the packaging. Drain and return to pot.

Prepare the lemon sauce
While the pasta is cooking put the lemon juice, olive oil, Parmesan cheese and salt in a bowl and mix well.

Pour the lemon sauce over the cooked and drained spaghetti and toss until the pasta is well coated.

Rub the crushed garlic on the bottom of each serving dish and discard. Serve the pasta topped with parsley and extra Parmesan cheese.

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