I wouldn't serve this as a main dish as is but this this is fabulous as a creative and delicious side for fish!  It took no time at all to prepare.  It would be excellent with scallops or shrimp mixed in.  I tasted my sauce before mixing it with the pasta and it was a bit bland so I zested lemon into it before finishing.  I especially loved the addition of fresh basil!
Source: Giadia 

  • 1 pound spaghetti
  • 2/3 cup olive oil
  • 2/3 cup grated Parmesan
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice (about 3 lemons)
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh basil leaves

Cook the pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water until tender but still firm to the bite, stirring occasionally, about 8 minutes. Meanwhile, whisk the oil, Parmesan, and lemon juice in a large bowl to blend.

Drain the pasta, reserving 1 cup of the cooking liquid. Toss the pasta with the lemon sauce, and the reserved cooking liquid, adding 1/4 cup at a time as needed to moisten. Season with salt and pepper.Garnish with lemon zest and chopped basil.

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