Lemon Basil Spaghetti with Almonds Recipe

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Miriam
Miriam November 11, 2020
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How To Make Lemon Basil Spaghetti with Almonds

Tired of the classic spaghetti dish? This spaghetti recipe uses lemon sauce and basil as a flavor to the pasta. We guarantee that you’ll want more.

Preparation: 5 minutes
Cooking: 25 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
Serves:

Ingredients

  • 1cupalmondsroughly chopped
  • 12ozspaghetti
  • 3tbspolive oilor butter
  • 6clovesgarlicpeeled and thinly-sliced
  • 2tbsplemon juicefreshly-squeezed
  • 1cupfresh basil leaves

For Toppings: 

  • Parmesanfreshly-grated
  • lemon zest

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Scatter the chopped almonds in an even layer on a baking sheet.  

  2. Bake for 6 to 9 minutes, or until the almonds are lightly toasted and fragrant. Remove from the oven and set aside.

  3. Meanwhile, heat a large stockpot of generously-salted water, then add the spaghetti and cook it al dente according to package directions. Drain and set aside.

  4. Meanwhile, as the pasta water is cooking, heat olive oil (or butter) in a separate saute pan over medium-high heat.  

  5. Add the garlic and saute for 2 to 4 minutes or until lightly golden and fragrant.  

  6. Remove from heat and stir in the lemon juice and toasted almonds. Set aside.

  7. Once the pasta is cooked and drained, return it to the stockpot. Add the garlic mixture and basil, and toss until evenly combined.

  8. Serve immediately, garnished with recommended toppings.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 414.53kcal
  • Fat: 19.56g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.00g
  • Trans Fat: 0.00g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 12.55g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.99g
  • Carbohydrates: 48.92g
  • Fiber: 4.94g
  • Sugar: 2.72g
  • Protein: 12.77g
  • Sodium: 4.50mg
  • Calcium: 88.90mg
  • Potassium: 330.27mg
  • Iron: 1.84mg
  • Vitamin A: 10.56µg
  • Vitamin C: 3.62mg
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