Since the opening of its first Souplantation in 1978 in San Diego, California, Garden Fresh Restaurant Corporation has expanded to 61 salad buffet restaurants with locations in Southern California, where they are known as Souplantation, and in Northern California and ten other states, where they are known as Sweet Tomatoes. Differing in name only, the restaurants are known for their abundance of fresh, great tasting salad selections, soups, bakery items, pastas and desserts in a self-serve format, set in a casual dining atmosphere.




Lemon Greek Penne Pasta

Sweet Tomatoes Recipe

Serves 4

12 ounces of dry penne pasta cooked according to package directions
1 pint of heavy cream
1/2 cup of butter (one stick or 1/4 pound)
1 cup of Parmesan cheese
1 1/2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
salt to taste

Cook pasta according to package directions. In a medium sized sauce pan over medium-high heat melt butter, and add heavy cream. When the mixture begins to bubble stir in Parmesan cheese, and stir until well blended, and the cheese has melted. Add in lemon juice and lemon zest and stir. Season with black pepper and salt to taste.

In a bowl add cooked pasta and pour sauce over cooked pasta, mix well. You may wish to garnish your pasta dish with some additional Parmesan cheese, parsley, or even a couple of capers. This dish does not re-heat well, so plan on enjoying this dish in one setting.

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