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Ricotta and Lemon-Basil Pasta

ricotta-lemon-basil-pasta RecipeYunhee Kim

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces uncooked pasta, such as seashell or campanelle
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • Lemon wedges (optional)

Preparation

1. Cook the pasta according to package directions. Drain, reserving 1/4 cup cooking liquid.

2. Combine ricotta, next 5 ingredients (through pepper), and reserved cooking liquid in a large bowl. Add the pasta, and toss to combine. Garnish with lemon wedges, if desired. Serve immediately.

Wine note: Wolf Blass South Australian Chardonnay, around $12, is a classy number that tastes like twice the price. It combines lemony fruit and a soft kiss of toasty oak to complement the zestiness of the pasta and nuttiness from the green beans.

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  • Yield: Makes 4 servings (serving size: 1 cup)

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving:273
Fat per serving:4g
Saturated fat per serving:2g
Monounsaturated fat per serving:0.0g
Polyunsaturated fat per serving:0.0g
Protein per serving:15g
Carbohydrates per serving:46g
Fiber per serving:2g
Cholesterol per serving:20mg
Iron per serving:2mg
Sodium per serving:363mg
Calcium per serving:116mg

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