This is the very first recipe I tried using quinoa pasta and my entire family loved it. This is just such an awesome summer time dish and the lemon just makes it amazing. I found the original recipe here at Cutesy Jingles. All the dairy eaters in my house had Parmesan cheese added to the top of their pasta. Mine was perfectly delicious without it. I absolutely ADORE lemon so you might want to add about 1/2 the zest and give it a taste before adding the rest.
Lemon & White Wine Quinoa Pasta
4 oz dry quiona spaghetti
1/4 cup grated Parmesan (*optional)
2 tsp olive oil
3 cloves garlic (or 2 large)
zest of one lemon
1/8 c. white wine
handful of basil leaves, chiffonaded
Add olive oil to a pan and start sauteing your garlic. When fragrant add in the lemon juice and wine and allow to simmer while you cook your pasta. Once your pasta has finished cooking add it directly into the pan with your lemon white wine sauce. Now add in the lemon zest, basil and Parmesan cheese. When serving you can top with additional cheese if you wish.
As long as you salt your pasta water your pasta will be salty enough without needing any additional salt.
NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION: (Serving size roughly 3) 212 Calories * 6.1 g. Fat * 1.8 g.Saturated fat * 32.5 g. Carbohydrates * 131 mg. Sodium * 2.7 g. Fiber * 6.1 g. Protein