Broccoli, garlic and lemon pasta

    Broccoli, garlic and lemon pasta


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    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!

    Serves: 4 

    • 250g farfalle pasta
    • 1 broccoli, cut into florets
    • 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
    • 3 cloves garlic, minced
    • 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
    • 4 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water. About 5 minutes before pasta is done, drop broccoli into the pasta water. Continue to cook until pasta is cooked and broccoli is crisp but tender. Drain.
    2. Meanwhile, warm olive oil in a small frying pan over low heat. Slowly cook garlic in oil until golden, about 2 to 3 minutes. Be very careful not to burn garlic. Stir in lemon juice, and season with salt and pepper.
    3. Toss pasta, broccoli and lemon sauce in a large bowl. Sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese.

    Parmesan cheese

    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.

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    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

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