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Gluten-Free Lemon Spaghetti with Oregano

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Some days – scratch that, most days – call for something comforting and delicious that takes minimal effort to prepare, pleases everyone and requires zero fancy ingredients. This recipe fits the bill, using mostly items you already have in your pantry plus some bright, fresh citrus, always available and delicious in winter months. Toss all of the ingredients in the same bowl that goes to the table, and dinner is served in a flash!

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Gluten-Free Lemon Spaghetti with Oregano

Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4

Equipment

  • Stock pot
  • Sharp Knife
  • Zester
  • Citrus juicer
  • Strainer
  • Pasta bowl

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound gluten-free spaghetti, such as Jovial
  • ½ cup soy-free Earth Balance
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Red pepper flakes and pepper to taste

For garnish (optional)

  • Shaved Violife Just like Parmesan (contains coconut)
  • Fresh oregano

Instructions
 

  • Boil gluten-free spaghetti according to package instructions, reserving ¼ cup pasta cooking water.
  • Place Earth Balance, olive oil, lemon zest, lemon juice, salt, thyme, oregano, red pepper flakes and pepper into a pasta bowl (or any large, heat-safe bowl).
  • Pour ¼ cup hot, reserved pasta cooking water over the ingredients in the bowl and stir to allow the Earth Balance to melt and create a sauce.
  • Drain pasta, pour it into the pasta bowl and coat with sauce.
  • Serve hot with shaved Violife Just like Parmesan, fresh oregano if you have some on hand, hot pepper flakes and salt.
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Liz Fetchin.

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