Lemon Angel Hair1 box angel hair pasta
1/2 cup pine nuts
1/4 cup olive oil
3 cloves garlic, crushed
2 tbsp. lemon zest
1/4 cup lemon juice
Dash of salt
2 cups grape tomatoes, halved
1/2 cup blend of chopped fresh basil, parsley and mint
1/4 tsp. of fresh ground black pepper
Bring a large pot of water to boil for the pasta. Meanwhile, in a large skillet over medium-high heat, toast the pine nuts, stirring often, until they are golden brown, about 3-5 minutes. Transfer to a bowl.
Reduce the heat under the skillet to medium and pour in olive oil. Add the garlic and stir often, until it softens and becomes fragrant, about 45-60 seconds. Remove the skillet from the heat and add the lemon zest and juice. Set pan aside.
When water boils, season with dah of salt and bring to rolling boil. Add pasta and cook according to instructions.
Spoon two tablespoons of the water from the cooking pot into a small bowl and set aside. Drain pasta well and return to pot. Pour the reserved cooking water and the lemon juice mixture over the pasta and toss well. Add tomatoes, herbs and pine nuts. Season with salt and pepper. Serve.
Quick Start with MSPI Mama: This is one of my Quick Start recipes.