Friday, September 23, 2011

Garlic Lemon Spaghetti

Anything lemony is a huge hit with my husband and anything with flavor and low calorie is a huge hit with me.  This dinner hit both marks beautifully.  
Garlic Lemon Spaghetti

4 tsp Olive oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
8 oz spaghetti noodles
8-12 fresh basil leaves, chopped
1/4 C sun dried tomatoes, chopped
1/2 C parmesan cheese
1 medium lemon

Heat olive oil and garlic over low heat for 5-10 minutes, or until the edges of the garlic are turning brown (the point of this is to infuse the oil with garlic flavoring-so be patient it makes a difference).  Once browned set aside and reserve. While oil is heating cook spaghetti noodles according to package directions.  Drain spaghetti noodles.  Add basil leaves, sun dried tomatoes, parmesan cheese and juice of one lemon to the oil and mix (if you like the lemony flavor a little stronger you can add lemon zest to taste).  Add noodles to oil mixture and stir well.  Sprinkle with pepper and serve.

approximately 4 servings at 370 calories each


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