Simple Lemon Pepper Bow Tie Pasta

Sunday, March 6, 2011

1 pkg farfalle (bow tie)
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
2/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/4 teaspoon each ground pepper,  cayenne pepper and dried basil
1 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
1/4 cup fresh parsley
2 teaspoons finely minced garlic
2 teaspoons finely grated lemon zest

Bring a large saucepan of water to a boil. Sprinkle around 1 teaspoon salt in water,  and then add  the pasta and cook, stirring often, until al dente, about 12 minutes. Drain and transfer to salad bowl.

 In a a bowl whisk together lemon and oil. Add the Parmesan, garlic, herbs, and lemon zest, season with salt and peppers, and toss together till well coated.


  1. another great way to cook simple pasta (besides my all time favorite - aglio olio e peperoncini); great photo!

  2. Sounds simple & nice! A perfect diet menu for the day. :o)
    Thanks & happy weekend.
    Blessings, Kristy

  3. Simple and easy, but I'll bet it was good.

  4. When do you use the lemon juice and olive oil? There are no directions for those ingredients in the recipe...

  5. wow nice catch @Teri and thank you! I revised it! :) thank you!

  6. simplicity is always welcome in our home! nice and light!

  7. I love this flavoring - lemon and olive oil let the pasta be the star. And the best thing? Dinner is ready in the time it takes to cook the pasta!

  8. This is just the type of pasta I love! I could eat this all day long!

  9. Simplicity and pasta are usually a winning combination!

  10. Mmmmmm...this would be the perfect side for many entrees at our house! Thanks, Claudia~

  11. This is simple, lovely and sounds delicious.

  12. I love fresh and easy pasta dishes...looks delightful :)

  13. simple and with my favorites flavors:lemon and olives oil!


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