Start by sauteing the garlic, parsley, and pepper. Throw the saute into a quick creamy sauce (secret ingredient: pasta water...be sure to save some before draining!) and toss with the hot noodles. Add a side salad and you're done!
Obviously, in my picture, I used spaghetti rather than fettuccine and subbed in some basil instead of the parsley. This dish is very versatile so use whatever you have on hand. Throw in some grilled and diced up chicken for a shot of protein, mix in some summer squash, experiment with other spices, anything. There's better things to do during these precious warm months than fretting over recipes!
Cooking Light March 2009
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, divided
3 garlic cloves, mincedPer serving: Calories: 293; Fat: 10.2g (Saturated fat: 1.5g)