This recipe is a delicious way to enjoy a satisfying pasta dish, even if you have food allergies! Sometimes I even substitute this allergen-free version in place of my regular “Pasta with Garlic, Butter, Lemon and Parsley” recipe, and my family still likes the flavor!
In the recipe below, I listed measurements for the ingredients. However, if you’re the type of cook who just likes to eyeball things (like yours truly!) this is a great recipe for doing just that! Just cook your noodles and throw in equal amounts of margarine and olive oil, some salt, lemon zest, lemon juice, and a little garlic.
If you want a strong garlic flavor, use raw garlic. For a more mild or sweeter garlic flavor, saute it in some olive oil before adding it to the noodles. If you don’t want to mess with the knife and cutting board, check out my instructions on how to make garlic cubes (Tip #3) so that you always have some on hand ready to go. Otherwise, you can just add some garlic powder or granulated garlic in place of the fresh stuff, but in a smaller quantity.
Once all of your ingredients have been thoroughly combined, sprinkle in some parsley to finish it off.
This is a quick and easy weeknight dinner that is packed with flavor! For a heartier meal, you can pair it with almost any protein. It works well with fish, chicken, steak, shrimp and many other flavor combinations.
I hope you and your family enjoy this recipe! Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or comments. I love to hear from my readers!
A flavor packed weeknight treat that is super easy to make!
- 1 lb. gluten free pasta (I like the flavor best with the white rice, corn and/or quinoa varieties)
- 2 Tbsp. margarine (I use Earth Balance Soy-Free)
- 2 Tbsp. olive oil
- zest of 1 lemon
- juice of 1/2 lemon
- 1/2 Tbsp garlic (minced) (or one cube if using my garlic cube method mentioned in post above)
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 Tbsp parsley
Cook your pasta according to package directions.
Add all ingredients to cooked pasta, and stir while keeping over low heat to help the flavors combine.
*If the raw garlic is too strong for you, saute your garlic in a little olive oil over medium low heat for a few minutes to mellow out the flavor.