BM #105 Week 3 Day 1 - 

I have chosen to highlight a few pasta and pizza varieties which are kid friendly. These posts would be part of the Srivalli's Kid's Delight event, themed on Pizzas and Pastas

My little one has a special place for citrus fruits in her palate. Recently she was exploring some lemon flavored pasta from a local pasta place. It so happened that they discontinued the lemon flavored pasta but the chef there cooked up some pasta with lemon flavors and she was super happy.

I have been trying to surprise her by making a lemon flavored pasta at home but I never seemed to have the right ingredients or the mood to make it happen until now.

The whole family loved the lemony buttery pasta and was given a thumbs up to include this in the regular menu at home. It keeps well in the refrigerator and works great for the lunchbox  too.


Recipe Inspiration - here
Ingredients - 

Pasta 3-4 Servings
Butter 1 Tbsp
Garlic, grated 1 Clove
Zucchini 1 medium sized, sliced
Cherry/Grape Tomatoes, halved 1 cup
Salt, Pepper as needed
Lime/Lemon Zest 1 tsp
Lime/Lemon Juice 2 tsp (or more if preferred)
Lemon Pepper as needed (for extra flavor - optional)
Dried Basil Flakes as needed
Mozzarella Cheese, grated as needed



Method Of Preparation -


Boil pasta in water as per instructions on the package. Drain and set aside 1/4 cup of the pasta water.

In a heated skillet, add butter, saute grated garlic, sliced zucchini, halved cherry tomatoes.

Sprinkle salt, pepper and saute until the vegetables are cooked but still crisp. Pour in the reserved pasta water and mix well.

Lower the heat, grate in the lime/lemon zest, squeeze the lemon/lime juice and sprinkle lemon pepper as needed.

Mix in the drained pasta and mix well.

Sprinkle dried basil, grated Mozzarella cheese and set aside for the flavors to blend in.

Serve warm.


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Preparation Time 30 minutes
Serves 3-4

5 comments

  1. Love the lemon flavoured pasta Harini. Adding lemon zest makes the lemon flavour pop in the pasta.

     
  2. Rafeeda AR Says:
  3. Lemon always adds such an amazing pop to anything it is added to... delicious and colorful bowl of pasta...

     
  4. Pasta looks colorful and just like your daughter, I like lemon flavor in pasta.

     
  5. Oh God! Why didn't I even think of using the lemon pepper in my pasta. Such a beautiful dish and I love the flavors. I am going to make it soon!

     
  6. Suma Gandlur Says:
  7. The dominating lemon flavor in the pasta sounds super appealing.

     
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