Basil Tossed with Pasta

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Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves , minced
  • 1 small pinch hot-pepper flakes , (optional)
  • cooked linguine
  • 1/2 cup reserved pasta cooking water
  • 1 tsp grated lemon zest
  • torn basil leaves
  • salt , to taste
  • black pepper , to taste

Instructions

  • Heat olive oil; add minced garlic and pinch chili flakes (optional), and sizzle for 30 seconds.
  • Toss with cooked linguine, plus reserved pasta cooking water, lemon zest, some torn basil leaves, and salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately.

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