Simple, fresh, delicious. The perfect meal for the day before you go grocery shopping (when there is no more food in your kitchen).
Coarse salt and ground pepper
1/2 lb. whole wheat pasta
1 Tablespoon butter
1 teaspoon grated lemon zest (about one lemon's worth)
1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice (about half a lemon's worth)
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh herbs (I used parsley and chives. Tarragon and Rosemary are also good options.)
cheese (feta, goat, and parmesan are all good options)
Cook pasta according to package instructions. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup of pasta water, and return to pot.
Add butter, lemon zest, lemon juice, and herbs. Season with salt and pepper. Add some pasta water to adjust the consistency, if needed, and top with cheese.