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Broccoli Pasta with Lemony-Garlicky Dressing

Broccoli Pasta with Lemony-Garlicky Dressing Broccoli Pasta with Lemony-Garlicky Dressing Broccoli Pasta with Lemony-Garlicky Dressing

It's a simple dish but has lots of delicious flavors. Garlic and lemon zests are cooked in butter-olive oil mixture with additional fresh lemon juice really make this dish heavenly tasty and refreshing. You can sprinkle whatever nuts you have on hand or you prefer on top.













Low Cholesterol, Trans-fat Free, Low Carb, Sugar-Free, Very low in sodium, Low Sodium


4 cups broccoli florets
with 2-inch tender stems, 1 large one or two small head
4 ounces pasta, whole wheat
fusili, bow tie, or penne
1 tablespoon butter, unsalted
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 cloves garlic
or to taste, minced
1 tablespoon lemon juice
4 tablespoons nuts
toasted, such as walnuts, almonds, for serving
Parmesan cheese
for serving


Steam the broccoli for 3 minutes or until fork tender.

Transfer the broccoli into iced water to stop cooking.

Drain well, add into a large mixing bowl and set aside.

Cook the pasta according to the package directions, 11 to 13 minutes or reach the consistency you prefer.

Drain well and add to the broccoli.

While the pasta is cooking, in a small nonstick skillet, heat the butter and oil over medium heat.

Add the garlic and lemon zest, reduce the heat to medium-low, and cook for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat.

Stir in the lemon juice into the skillet, and pour the mixture over the broccoli and pasta.

Toss gently until well coated and distributed.

Season with salt and black pepper to taste.

Top with toasted nuts and parmesan if you like.

Serve warm.


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 94g (3.3 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 12973% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 16%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 8mg 3%
Sodium 21mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars g
Protein 8g
Vitamin A 44% Vitamin C 116%
Calcium 5% Iron 6%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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