Linguini with Lemon and Walnut

I’ve always been a big fan of crudo sauces that require no cooking. While not a 100% follower of raw food, I do appreciate the healthy qualities. 

This is a wonderfully light and healthy pasta. The lemon, parsley and walnuts work very well together.

Ingredients 

1/3 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/3 cup freshly squeezed Lemon Juice
2 cloves of Garlic, crushed
1 Tbsp Lemon Zest
1 tsp Chili Flakes
1 tsp Sea Salt
Freshly ground Black Pepper
1 lb Linguini, Fusilli or Farfalle would be good choice as well.
1 cup Italian Parsley, coarsely chopped.
1 cup Walnuts, Pecans or Macademia nuts, coarsely chopped.
Parmesan Cheese to taste. I like the Go Veggie brand to keep it vegan.

Combine lemon juice, olive oil garlic, lemon zest and chili flakes and slightly emulsify and allow to rest for 30 minutes. I find this takes the edge off the raw garlic.

Preheat your oven to 350F and then toast the walnuts or pecans for 7-8 minutes. Watch them carefully so they do not burn.

Start you water for pasta and when boiling add a generous tablespoon of sea salt. Add your pasta and cook until just al dente.

Drain and combine with all additional ingredients and serve immediately.

Serves 4

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