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June 2005

5-Minute Meals: Quick-Prep Pastas

You really want more granola? Get your carbs in a tasty, new way.

Angel Hair Pasta with Olive Oil and Lemon


1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
zest and juice of one-half lemon
½ teaspoon nutmeg
salt to taste
freshly ground black pepper to taste
12 ounces angel hair pasta
1/8 cup Parmesan cheese

At Home Mix all ingredients except pasta and cheese. Pack in a small Lexan container (ideal because oil won’t sweat through the plastic). Break pasta strands in half and pack in zipper-lock bag for easy transport.

In Camp Boil pasta until al dente, about 5 minutes. Strain liquid from pot; stir in the oil-lemon mixture and half the Parmesan cheese. Put in bowls and sprinkle with remaining cheese. Serves two hungry hikers.

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