5 Jul

The Lemon Basil pasta is an adaptation of a recipe for Lemon Basil Spaghetti that I found on Faithful Provisions. Kelly adapted her spaghetti recipe from Giada from the Food network. Fresh and healthy!!

I first made the Jicama slaw when we received red cabbage in our CSA box a few weeks ago. This is also very fresh and healthy!!

Here are the recipes: 


Lemon Basil Pasta- 

I love the Dellalo Organic pasta (there is currently a $1 off coupon on the Whole Foods website). It is made in Italy on bronze plates, and is scrumptious!

  • 1 pound of pasta cooked
  • 1/2 cup of grated Parmesan cheese (I like to grate fresh cheese. It really makes a difference!)
  • 1/3 cup of fresh squeezed lemon juice (or about 2 lemons)
  • 1/3 cup olive oil (organic)
  • 1/4 cup of fresh basil (I love to pick the basil from my garden as I am cooking)
  • salt and pepper to taste
1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook the pasta adding salt to the water. (I like to use kosher salt)
2. As the pasta cooks, whisk olive oil, lemon zest, lemon juice, Parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper in a large mixing bowl until blended.
3. Once the pasta is done (al dente is best), strain and pour into the lemon/cheese mixture.
4. Add the basil and toss until coated.
5. Feel free to sprinkle more Parmesan on top if your sweet little heart so desires!
Jicama Slaw-
  • 2 cups of shredded red cabbage
  • 2 cups of thinly slices jicama
  • 1/4 cup of thinly sliced red onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of sugar
Toss all of the ingredients together….Voila!!
(TIP: I like to double the recipe. When the recipe is doubled, you end up using the whole cabbage and the whole jicama. It makes a ton when doubled, but Jarrod and I will eat it as leftovers for a few meals!!)




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