Linguine with Garlic, Herbs and Lemon

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by rsarahl

A simple pasta dish made with fresh ingredients. Herbs that work well with this dish are basil, tarragon, marjoram, oregano, parsley, dill, thyme, chives, cilantro, chervil and mint. I like to go heavy on the basil(about a cup) and then combine one or two other herbs.

Top Review by Sueie

Light, delicious and easy. I used a combination of basil, cilantro and a tiny bit of mint. I cut down the oil to just a teaspoon, as we are watching our fat intake.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring 4 quarts of water to a boil in a large pot.
  2. Meanwhile, warm oil and garlic in a skillet over medium heat.
  3. Cook until the garlic is fragrant, being careful not to brown or burn.
  4. Remove the skillet from the heat and stir in the lemon zest and salt to taste.
  5. The water should be close to boiling.
  6. At this point, add salt and the linguine.
  7. Cook until pasta is al dente (follow the directions on the package since cooking times vary product to product).
  8. Reserve 1/2 cup of the pasta water in a small bowl.
  9. When pasta is cooked, drain and toss with garlic mixture, herbs and lemon juice.
  10. Add the reserved pasta water as needed to keep the pasta moist and a little saucy.
  11. Serve immediately.

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