This is a great light pasta dish that goes well with any main dish! Mix and match the herbs. You can use whatever you have on hand.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring a pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook the rotini in the boiling water until cooked through yet firm to the bite, about 8 minutes. Remove 1/3 cup of the water from the pot and set aside. Drain the pasta.

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  • Combine the pasta and reserved water in a large bowl; stir the lemon juice, lime juice, parsley, cilantro, and sage through the pasta until evenly mixed. Serve hot.

Nutrition Facts

206 calories; protein 7g; carbohydrates 41.6g; fat 1.1g; sodium 4.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (6)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
03/02/2013
How nice to have a pasta dish that has no tomato sauce or cream sauce that makes a great accompaniment for other ingredients. This was perfect as a nest for Texas Beer Boiled Shrimp. I used angel hair pasta and cut the water back to just 1 tbs which I added to 1 tbs lemon and lime juice and 1 tbs EVOO for 2 servings. Cilantro isn't a favorite so I used basil instead and reduced the sage to a rounded tsp. The possibilities are endless. Thank you Ryan this is a keeper! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
04/07/2013
Very bland. Not what I expected.. Read More
7 Ratings
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  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
06/15/2010
Good if your going to have it as a main meal may want to add some kind of meat. Next time I think I'm going to try that and only adding half a tablespoon of each herb. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/21/2010
This is a nice light pasta. I used fresh parsley lemon balm and basil. This would be really good reducing the water and adding a drizzle of olive oil. Also this would be good with a little added zing- maybe with a little sprinkle of parmesan. Read More
(4)
Rating: 4 stars
03/01/2013
How nice to have a pasta dish that has no tomato sauce or cream sauce that makes a great accompaniment for other ingredients. This was perfect as a nest for Texas Beer Boiled Shrimp. I used angel hair pasta and cut the water back to just 1 tbs which I added to 1 tbs lemon and lime juice and 1 tbs EVOO for 2 servings. Cilantro isn't a favorite so I used basil instead and reduced the sage to a rounded tsp. The possibilities are endless. Thank you Ryan this is a keeper! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/24/2011
I decided to try this recipe to go with some grilled trout and shrimp I made for dinner tonight. The seasonings mimicked those in my seafood so I thought it'd be a nice accompaniment. I did change it a bit though. I omitted the water completely and used about 2 tablespoons of olive oil instead. I used about 1 teaspoon of sage half a tablespoon of parsley half a teaspoon of white pepper and a teaspoon of sea salt. It was a refreshing change from the norm and the flavors did go really well with our fish. Definitely something I'll make again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/28/2010
This was a nice light pasta. Great for lunch. I added chicken got rid of almost all the water and used a pre-mixed Caribbean spice mix. Could've used a sprinkle of Parmesan. Read More
Rating: 2 stars
04/07/2013
Very bland. Not what I expected.. Read More
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