BROCCOLI TAGLIATELLE WITH GARLIC AND LEMON ZEST
NOVEMBER 9, 2023
Savor the comforting flavors of tender, long-cooked broccoli paired with al dente tagliatelle pasta. Infused with the aromatic essence of garlic and brightened with a touch of lemon zest, this dish is a simple yet satisfying meal perfect for any day of the week.
broccoli, cut into small florets
extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
garlic, thinly sliced
salt and freshly ground pepper
grated parmesan cheese; (vegan option: Violife Parmesan)
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the tagliatelle pasta and cook according to the package instructions until al dente. Reserve 1 cup of pasta water before draining.
Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the broccoli florets and a pinch of salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the broccoli is tender and begins to caramelize, about 15 to 20 minutes.
Add the garlic and red pepper flakes to the skillet with the broccoli, cooking until the garlic is fragrant, about 1 minute. Reduce the heat if necessary to prevent burning.
Stir in the lemon zest and season with salt and black pepper.
Add the drained tagliatelle to the skillet with the broccoli mixture. Toss to combine, adding a splash of the reserved pasta water to help the sauce cling to the pasta.
Serve the pasta hot, drizzled with additional olive oil and sprinkled with grated Parmesan cheese.
This Broccoli Tagliatelle recipe is a delightful way to enjoy the flavors of long-cooked broccoli with the simplicity of pasta. The garlic and lemon zest heighten the taste, making this dish a comforting and nourishing option for any night.