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Spaghetti with Lemon and Toasted Walnuts

Cooking time - 30 minutes or fewer. Serves 8.


  • 1 cup walnut halves
  • ½ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 2 tsp. grated organic lemon zest
  • 1 clove garlic, minced (1 tsp.)
  • ¾ tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 lb. spaghetti
  • 1 cup Italian parsley, coarsely chopped

Preheat oven to 350°F.


  • Toast walnuts on baking sheet for 10 minutes. Cool, and coarsely chop
  • Whisk together cheese, oil, lemon juice, lemon zest, garlic, and pepper in large bowl
  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain, and reserve 1/2 cup pasta cooking water. Add drained pasta to cheese mixture, and toss to combine, adding some pasta water if mixture seems too thick
  • Stir in parsley and walnuts, and season with salt and more pepper, if desired.