Easy Eats: Broccoli Lemon Pasta Salad

Easy Eats: Broccoli Lemon Pasta Salad 

Posted: 1:45 pm Thursday, June 7th, 2018

By alexafilipe

Since summer is here, we’re all getting excited for those summer barbecues full of laughs, games, and food. No BBQ would be complete without a tasty pasta salad, sure to feed a whole hungry crowd! This Broccoli Lemon Pasta Salad is one of my favorites, and takes less than 30 minutes to prepare!


Ingredients:

  • Rotini Pasta
  • Broccoli
  • Lemon
  • Garlic clove
  • 1/2 an onion
  • Handful of sun-dried tomatoes
  • Olive oil
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Red pepper flakes
  • Salt and pepper

 

What to do:

  1. Begin by boiling your pasta. Depending on how many people you want to serve, either make the whole box or half a box!
  2. On a cutting board, chop up your broccoli into small florets.
  3. In addition to chopping up the broccoli, also dice up your onion, garlic and sun-dried tomatoes.
  4. Boil your broccoli in a small pot of water, or pop in the microwave in a bowl of water and heat at 30 second intervals. Basically, cook the broccoli until it is no longer crunchy.
  5. In a pan, add olive oil, garlic and onions on a low setting.
  6. Then, add the broccoli, sun-dried tomatoes, and lemon juice.
  7. Strain your pasta, but save a little pasta water and add it to the mixture in the pan. Toss in the pasta.
  8. Next, add some salt, pepper, parmesan and red pepper flakes.
  9. Mix it up until the ingredients are all evenly coated.
  10. Serve immediately or store in the fridge!

 

I am so excited to serve this at one of the many BBQ’s I have coming up this summer! There’s nothing better than food and friends, so let’s live it up!

Thanks for reading!

-Alexa

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