Recipe for Lemon Basil Pasta Salad

September 28th, 2009
EarthDance Farm | Blog

“What do I do with… Lemon Basil?”

We’ve had an abundance of lemon basil growing on the farm this year, and have received rave reviews of lemon basil shortbread made with it! Try this quick and healthy dinner recipe with our lemon basil and tell us what you think!

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Lemon Basil Pasta Salad

- serves 6 to 8 -

Adapted from Dan Smith and Steve McDonagh.

Ingredients

1 pound whole wheat farfalle pasta 4 plum tomatoes, cut into 1 inch dice 20 lemon basil leaves, cut into chiffonade 1 lemon, juiced 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper to taste Fresh lemon basil leaves, for garnish

Procedure

1. Bring a pot of water to a boil, salt, and cook 8 to 10 minutes, until al dente. Drain the pasta and rinse under cold water to cool down.

2. Put the pasta in a large serving bowl and add the tomatoes, basil, lemon juice, olive oil and salt and pepper to taste. Toss well and garnish with fresh basil leaves.

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