Herbed Lemon Pasta
Herbed Lemon Pasta is a delicious vegetarian meal that you can have on the table in 15 minutes or less. This lemon spaghetti recipe is light but packs a punch of protein with edamame pasta.
This post is sponsored by Explore Cuisine.
This is a pretty simple dish, which aligns with what we strive for here at VegtarianMamma. It uses fresh, easy to source ingredients and it is easy to make. When you can score a family friendly dinner in less than 15 minutes that is packed with plant based protein, that is a win!
Let me walk you through the steps of this dish! First you are going to boil your water. Oh, don’t forget to salt the water. Once you have the boiling salted water going you are going to work on some chopping, juicing and zesting!
There is no tomato sauce in this recipe, you are going to get your flavor from fresh herbs and lemons! Take two lemons and wash the outsides!
Using a zester, zest one of the lemons. Then cut the lemons in half and juice. You should get about ½ a cup of fresh lemon juice. Set the lemon juice aside and reserve 1 Tablespoon of that lemon zest.
Next up, you are going to work with the fresh herbs. We LOVE to include fresh herbs into our recipes. For this easy dinner recipe, we are using rosemary, oregano and basil.
The rosemary and oregano you are using only 1 teaspoon of each. Gently dice those herbs. You are going to use a whole cup of basil. Dice those basil leaves into a fine pieces. Remember to use fresh herbs. If you need to use dry herbs, you will need to decrease the measurements you use.
Gently combine the lemon juice, zest, herb and the parmesan cheese. Then add the spaghetti to the bowl. You are going to toss the pasta with those ingredients. If the pasta seems dry you can add 1 teaspoon of olive oil at a time until you reach the desired consistency. I love to season my pasta dishes with salt and pepper.
*I used a dairy-free parmesan but you are welcome to use a dairy cheese.
Explore Cuisine Pasta
By now you know that our family loves Explore Cuisine products. We have been creating and sharing monthly recipes using their products since October 2016! We love the clean ingredient labels and the nutrition that comes in those boxes! The biggest love, is the punch of protein that the pasta offers up!
When we think of Explore Cuisine we think: organic, healthy, delicious and colorful! This month, I wanted to focus on the protein power that these pastas offer up. I used the Organic Edamame Spaghetti in this recipe.
Did you know that a 2 oz serving of this pasta is packed with more plant based protein than a similar serving of chicken or beef? Now that is food for thought! That 2 oz serving also has more fiber and less fat than the chicken and beef servings.
Explore Cuisine pasta is honestly a no-brainer. It is a pasta with a high IQ, because it is filled with the goodness of beans, lentils and chickpeas! They have such a huge variety of products in their product line!
The pasta is packed with protein and fiber. It is Non-GMO, organic, vegan and gluten-free. So when it comes time to choose your noodle, use your noodle and pick Explore Cuisine. It is honestly a smarter way to pasta!
Can you freeze this lemon spaghetti recipe?
This pasta is best served the day it is made or the day after. It does not freeze well. Thankfully, this easy spaghetti recipe can be whipped up in less than 15 minutes! Who can argue with dinner on the table in a snap?
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Here is your lemon pasta recipe:
Herbed Lemon Pasta
- 8 oz Edamame Spaghetti from Explore Cuisine
- 1 t lemon zest
- 1/2 c lemon juice
- 1 c fresh basil diced
- 1 t rosemary diced
- 1 t oregano diced
- 1/2 c parmesan shreds dairy free or dairy
- Fill a large pot with larger to boil your 8 oz of edamame pasta. Be sure to salt the water. Boil the noodles for about 8 minutes or until the noodles are tender but still firm. When pasta is done, rinse under cool water.
- While your pasta is boiling, zest one lemon until you get 1 teaspoon of zest. Juice both lemons, which should yield about ½ cups of fresh lemon juice.
- In a large bowl, add the lemon zest, lemon juice, diced herbs and parmesan. Toss pasta with herbs, season with salt and pepper and ENJOY!
All though this website attempts to provide accurate nutritional information, the information should only be considered an estimate. Varying factors such as different product types, different brands, etc. can change nutritional information. It is your responsibility as a consumer to read all labels to make sure the ingredients fit your dietary needs as well as calculate your own nutritional information as a double check.
Let’s talk! Drop me a comment below telling me if you would like dinner on the table in less than 15 minutes? Is your family busy too?