Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 8 mins

A great classy vegetarian pasta..very low in fat. The basil and lemon gives it such a wonderful blend of flavours, it is absolutely to die for. And so simple to make. A great quick whip up meal on its own.


  1. Cook pasta in rapidly boiling water, till it is al dente.
  2. To make the sauce, place lemon juice and olive oil in a bowl and whisk till well combined.
  3. Stir through parmesan, basil, olives, pepper and salt.
  4. Drain pasta and return to warm saucepan.
  5. Toss with the sauce.
Most Helpful

What an easy dish to make!! Followed this recipe closely but didn't use as much fresh lemon juice. Served this hot for a supper dish then had it cold the next day. Yummy. Thanks for posting, KM !!!

Aroostook June 27, 2003

It was very good, though a bit salty. Next time I'll cut back on the olive oil.

Amezi Oisuu-Madoon July 09, 2003

I made this dish after coming back from holiday. I had hardly anything in the house except the ingredients for this dish, and I didn't expect to be able to make something so tasty from them! For one person, I used the juice of a lemon and a tablespoon of olive oil and it was perfect. The only thing I'd do differently next time is put the basil leaves on top as a garnish, since they wilted and lost their colour when I mixed them in with the hot pasta. I think this would also be good with feta cheese, instead of olives.

Sackville June 30, 2003