It’s the Simple Things: Spaghetti al Limone. {Recipe}

Via Peggy Markel
on Sep 20, 2013
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spaghetti a limone

A perfect early Fall dinner (with just the right mix of late Summer zing).

Spaghetti al Limone

1/4 cup of olive oil
1/2 cup of parsley
2 cloves of garlic, crushed and chopped
1 cup of lemon juice
zest of one organic lemon
generous pinch of salt
1 pkg of De Cecco Spaghetti
small handful of course salt
reserve 1 cup of pasta cooking water (to elongate the sauce—as needed)

Bring a large pot of water to the boil, add salt and cook pasta al dente. While pasta is cooking, simmer on low heat 1/4 cup of olive oil, garlic, and half the parsley, for three minutes.

Add half the lemon juice and the drained pasta to the sauce immediately, toss.

Add a bit of the reserved pasta water if needed to elongate the sauce and keep the pasta fluid. Add the rest of the lemon juice and the zest of one lemon. Toss again gently in the sauce pan.

Serve immediately.

Brighten with last bit of parsley and a drizzle of good extra virgin olive oil.


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Ed: Bryonie Wise


About Peggy Markel

Since 1992, Peggy Markel has traversed the Mediterranean and North Africa, from Elban fishing villages and Moroccan markets to the homes of Tuscan artisans and chefs, furthering her own exploration of culture and cuisine. On these journeys, she saw an opportunity to design and direct her own brand of culinary tours in which enjoyment of the present place and moment plays a pivotal role. "When we speak of Slow Travel, we mean that particular experience of letting yourself merge with your surroundings: the pace, customs, mores and style of where you find yourself. It’s really about our willingness to let the world in, and see ourselves a part of it.” For more information about Peggy's trips and classes, check her web page. For more writing and recipes by Peggy, check her blog. Sign up for Peggy's monthly newsletter, to receive stories, videos, recipes and updates in your inbox. Join the PMCA community on facebook for photos and stories from the road.


One Response to “It’s the Simple Things: Spaghetti al Limone. {Recipe}”

  1. choosetobloom says:

    This is just delicious! I added a bit of avocado and it was downright heavenly. Simple and wonderful.