Randy's Lemon Capellini

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Randy's Lemon Capellini
Randy Fenoli

The dish, “Randy’s Lemon Capellini,” is simple to make, and was a big hit at a recent potluck lunch at his home-away-from-home, Kleinfelds. Randy has teamed up with The Pampered Chef’s Cookbook for a Cause, Vol. 3 - a charitable cookbook featuring TLC stars’ favorite recipes with proceeds benefitting Feeding America® to help families in need nationwide.

4
Servings
457
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 Pound thin spaghetti
  • 1/2 Teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/4 Cup plus 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
  • 3 Tablespoons lemon zest
  • 3/4 Cups freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 Cups grape tomatoes, cut in half
  • 2 Cups fresh basil leaves, chiffonade

Directions

In very large pot, fill 2/3 full of water and bring to a rolling boil. Slowly add ¼ cup of kosher salt to season the water, and then add the spaghetti and cook until firm to bite, approximately 5 minutes. Do not overcook pasta.

When the pasta is ready, immediately rinse with very cold water to stop cooking process. Once the spaghetti is cooled, drain thoroughly and pour into a large mixing bowl. Drizzle the olive oil over pasta and toss with tongs to ensure it doesn’t stick. Add in the kosher salt, black pepper, lemon zest, lemon juice, grape tomatoes, and basil, toss thoroughly, and serve.

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Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
3g
4%
Sugar
7g
N/A
Saturated Fat
0.4g
2.2%
Protein
16g
32%
Carbs
92g
31%
Vitamin A
69µg
8%
Vitamin B6
0.3mg
13.9%
Vitamin C
38mg
63%
Vitamin E
0.9mg
4.3%
Vitamin K
57µg
72%
Calcium
64mg
6%
Fiber
6g
22%
Folate (food)
51µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
51µg
13%
Iron
2mg
12%
Magnesium
81mg
20%
Monounsaturated
0.6g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
3mg
13%
Phosphorus
247mg
35%
Polyunsaturated
0.8g
N/A
Potassium
553mg
16%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.1mg
6.2%
Sodium
614mg
26%
Thiamin (B1)
0.2mg
10.2%
Zinc
2mg
13%

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