spaghetti with scallion sauce

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  • add   1 lb spaghetti<br> 1/3 cup olive oil<br> 4 cups chopped scallions (from 4 bunches) <br> 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped<br> 1 teaspoon <a href ="/recipes/recipe_views/views/106139">finely grated</a> fresh lemon zest<br> 3/4 teaspoon salt<br> 1/


  1. Cook spaghetti in a 6- to 8-quart pot of boiling salted water until al dente.
  2. While pasta cooks, heat 3 tablespoons olive oil in a 12-inch heavy skillet over moderate heat until hot but not smoking, then cook scallions and garlic, stirring occasionally, until scallions are softened and garlic begins to turn golden, about 5 minutes.
  3. Transfer scallion mixture to a blender and add zest, salt, pepper, remaining olive oil, and 1/2 cup pasta-cooking water, then purée until smooth. (Use caution when blending hot liquids.)
  4. Drain pasta in a colander and return to pot.
  5. Toss pasta with scallion purée, cheese, and salt and pepper to taste over moderate heat until pasta is well coated.