Lemon and Mint Spaghetti

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Lemon and Mint Spaghetti
Lemon and Mint Spaghetti
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  • 1 pound spaghetti
  • 3/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • ½ cup fresh lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoon chopped fresh mint
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
  2. Cook spaghetti at a boil until al dente, about 8 minutes. Remove ½ cup of the boiling water for later use. Drain spaghetti.
  3. Whisk Parmesan cheese, olive oil, lemon juice, mint, and lemon zest together in a large bowl; add pasta and toss to coat, adding reserved water from boiling the pasta as needed to keep the noodles separate.
  4. Season with salt and pepper to serve.
Mealthy tip:

When Parmesan cheese is the star of the dish, make sure to use the best. Opt for Parmigiano Reggiano and grate it on your own for the best flavor.


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September 12, 2017 at 12:52am

Jen the Mighty says:

This is everything. Gone are my days of noodles with butter (okay, not gone, but not as often now that I have THIS recipe in my arsenal) -- lemon juice, olive oil, and mint are here to stay! Love the light flavors. No shade intended towards spaghetti, but I love this with linguine!