Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Herby Garlic Linguini

This is my go-to summer frugal meal. It's delicious, fresh, easy & oh so cheap to make. I got the pasta for $.79 and the herbs were grown at home. It'll feed 5 easily!

1 lb of linguini
5 cloves fresh garlic - minced
about 1/3 cup of good quality olive oil
assorted fresh herbs (about 1 cup minced) - I used parsley, chives, basil & oregano
salt & pepper to taste (about 3 tbsp salt & 1 tsp pepper)

Get the water a boilin' -  salt it well - about 2 tbsp in a large pot of water.  Add the pasta and cook to your preference (my hubby likes his noodles COOKED...not al dente. Bah!)

 Mince your herbs while the noodles cook.

When the pasta is done, drain it well. Add about 1/2 of the olive oil to the pan and toss in the garlic, cook it for about 30 seconds. Add the pasta and herbs and the rest of the oil.

Toss well. Season with salt & pepper - make sure you season it well. It needs it.

Top with some grated cheese if you like it.

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