Quinoa Pasta with Broccoli and Lemon (GF)

Phonto1Quinoa Pasta with Broccoli and Lemon (GF)

the ingredients:

Kosher salt
8 cups broccoli florets (4 heads)
1/2 pound quinoa pasta
1 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 tablespoons good olive oil
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 lemon, zested
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
Freshly grated Parmesan, optional (make sure it’s vegetarian!!!)

the method:
Cook the broccoli for 3 minutes in a large pot of boiling salted water. Remove the broccoli from the water with a slotted spoon or sieve. Place in a large bowl and set aside.

In the same water, cook the pasta according to the package directions, about 12 minutes. Drain well and add to the broccoli.

Meanwhile, in a small saute pan, heat the butter and oil and cook the garlic and lemon zest over medium-low heat for 1 minute. Off the heat, add 2 teaspoons salt, the pepper, and lemon juice and pour this over the broccoli and pasta. Toss well. Season to taste, sprinkle with cheese, if using, and serve.

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11 thoughts on “Quinoa Pasta with Broccoli and Lemon (GF)

  1. Hi Denise!

    Thanks for stopping my to check out my blog!

    This looks delicious! I love quinoa, but I’ve never tried quinoa pasta. Gotta get my hands on some if I can find it. Have you ever tried making quinoa pasta from scratch?

  2. I’ve never made it so I’m not sure how it’s done! I’ve seen a few different recipes here and there for it, though. You should try some of them out and post about how it goes!

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