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3 Simple Pasta Recipes for Garlic Lovers

Garlic is one of the essential ingredients in almost all cuisines around the world. Aside from its distinct pungent flavor, garlic is also known for its health benefits including better digestion, prevention of hypertension, and reduction of high cholesterol levels.

 

Lemon Garlic Pasta Recipe (Wonky Wonderful)

If you're worried about smelly breath, pair garlic with lemon which is known to freshen breath. Even if the lemon might not do much to soften garlic's strong smell, this Lemon Garlic Pasta Recipe from Wonky Wonderful is worth the effort! Red pepper flakes and and Parmesan make this dish extra tasty.

"Keep this Lemon Garlic Pasta Recipe for a simple dinner idea or filling side dish.  Pasta tossed with lemon, olive oil, red pepper flakes, parmesan and roasted garlic."

Ingredients:

  • 1 Head of Garlic 10-15 cloves
  • 1/4 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 4-5 Tb Fresh Lemon Juice 1 large or 2 small lemons
  • Lemon Zest
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 1/8 tsp Red Pepper Flakes or more if you like spicy
  • 1/2 lb Angel Hair Pasta - cooked
  • Fresh Grated Parmesan

via Lemon Garlic Pasta Recipe (Wonky Wonderful)

 

Pasta with Garlic Butter Caper Sauce (Iowa Girl Eats)

Iowa Girl Eats has a great recipe called Pasta with Garlic Butter Caper Sauce. The pasta is bathed in a delicious light sauce made with water, cloves, white wine, broth, capers, and lemon. You might be surprised at how such a simple sauce could have so much flavor! You can also substitute olive oil for butter if you want a healthier version.

"Pasta with Garlic Butter Caper Sauce is a light and flavorful 20 minute gluten-free supper. You are going to lick your plate clean!"

Ingredients:

  • 6oz gluten-free spaghetti
  • 2 Tablespoons butter, divided
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup white wine (I used Sauvingnon Blanc)
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 2 Tablespoons capers
  • juice of 1/2 lemon

via Pasta with Garlic Butter Caper Sauce (Iowa Girl Eats)

 

Spaghetti Aglio e Olio (Nosh On It)

When talking about garlic on pasta, it's impossible not to talk about the classic aglio e olio which means "garlic and oil." This Spaghetti Aglio e Olio recipe by Nosh On It is a classic dish that will surely make it to your list of regular recipes. Pair this with some roast chicken or roasted broccoli or asparagus to make it a complete meal. 

"This is a dish that should be in every cook’s repertoire, no matter the skill level or experience. It’s deceivingly simple yet elegant. Next time you’re planning pasta night, skip the heavy, loaded sauces, and go #backtobasics with Aglio e Olio instead."

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound spaghetti
  • 3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 6 cloves garlic, peeled and sliced thinly
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red chile flakes
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1/4 cup Italian parsley, minced
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • Zest of 1 lemon

via Spaghetti Aglio e Olio (Nosh On It)

 

Ludy's Kitchen Cooking Tip: 

Want to take advantage of garlic's health benefits the best way possible? Cut garlic 10-15 minutes before cooking! This would release garlic's enzymes that react with oxygen and allow it to develop before being exposed to heat.



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