Bowtie Pasta with Lemon and Basil
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Even the children will enjoy this side dish using Bigelow's I Love Lemon Herbal Tea. Give them a treat using wagon wheel pasta instead of the bow ties.

13 Minutes
Serves 4 (about 5 cups pasta)

Ingredients

  • Tea Concentrate:
  • 10 bags Bigelow I Love Lemon Herbal Tea*
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • Pasta
  • ½ pound bow tie pasta, cooked according to package instructions, kept warm in large bowl
  • 2-3 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon freshly minced garlic (2 medium cloves)
  • ¼ cup tea concentrate
  • ⅛ teaspoon sugar
  • ¼ cup thinly sliced fresh basil leaves
  • 2 teaspoons freshly grated lemon zest
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon freshly cracked pepper

*Variations: Try using Bigelow Lemon LiftBigelow Organic Chamomile Citrus or Lemon Ginger Herb Plus

Instructions

Place tea bags in a 1-cup glass measure. Add water. Steep tea for 10 minutes. Squeeze all liquid from tea bags into cup. Discard tea bags. (About ½ cup tea concentrate.) In small skillet place olive oil. Heat oil over medium high heat for 1 minute. Add garlic; cook, stirring frequently, 1 minute. Add ¼ cup tea concentrate and sugar. Continue cooking for 1 to 2 minutes to allow some of the tea to evaporate. Remove from heat. Pour tea and olive oil mixture over pasta in bowl. Add basil, lemon zest, salt, and pepper. Stir well. Serve with bread.

May we suggest Green Tea with Lemon to pair with this recipe?
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