About this recipe: This is a simple vegetarian supper that couldn't be more delicious. Pasta is simply tossed with broccoli and a light sauce of olive oil, lemon juice and garlic. It's then finished with a sprinkling of grated Parmesan. Quick, healthy and easy!
Parmesan cheese is not truly vegetarian, as it contains animal rennet. To make this dish 100% vegetarian, omit the cheese or find a suitable vegetarian substitute made without animal rennet. In supermarkets look for the 'parmesan style hard cheeses' which are suitable for vegetarians.
Very quick and easy to make, but tastes lovely - it was an unusual but refreshing flavour for me! I added turmeric to the pasta water to give it a nice golden colour, and also added red onions. Would make this again. - 24 Feb 2012
Great side dish! I love broccoli and pasta and so does my husband and this was no exception. This was very light, with a nice garlic flavor and a hint of lemon. I used penne pasta and instead of heating the garlic and lemon juice in olive oil, I used minced garlic from the jar and whisked the "dressing" in a small bowl. I added a bit more lemon juice and some lemon zest. Once the broccoli and pasta were done, I tossed everything together and used a combination of parmesan and romano cheeses. This was a perfect light side dish to accompany "Apple Cider Chicken Marinade" from this site. Note: If you want to add a little kick to this dish sprinkle a bit of crushed red pepper flakes on top! - 13 Aug 2010 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
Light and awesome for summer! I substituted snow pea pods for part of the broccoli as my family isn't big on a lot of broccoli. I think this time I might add some chicken to make it an entire meal! - 07 May 2009 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)