Super creamy and addictive, this Lemon Broccoli Pasta is naturally vegan, gluten free and a must make for any serious lover of delicious food.
They are always a winning combo on the plate or in a bowl. And even better: done in no time.
That’s always the deal for me when making pasta. I don’t have the time to spend hours and hours cooking.
There is absolutely no need for extensive kitchen time. If you have been following me a bit, you know everything I create is quick and easy here.
This Lemon Broccoli Pasta is no exception.
It’s creamy, fresh, insanely easy, hearty, satisfying, filling, mouthwatering and addictive, budget friendly, high in flavor, low in effort, and healthy.
Seriously something I could eat every day and you will too, if you give this a try.
How to cook pasta
Cooking pasta isn’t something new to you, I bet.
But I find when checking the manufacturer’s directions, the given times sometimes tend a bit on the long side.
I prefer my pasta more al dente than totally overcooked.
This depends of course on your own preferences. So check the pasta close slightly before the end of the suggested cooking time.
That’s always the way how to cook pasta perfectly.
How to make broccoli
There are many methods to make broccoli. You can steam, fry, roast or bake it.
I tried all of them for this Lemon Broccoli Pasta and found that frying is the way to go. The broccoli then has just the right texture with a nice crunch.
It’s a result which I can’t achieve with steaming or boiling it.
Today’s new pasta recipe is a really simple dish which really lives from it’s flavors.
So I highly recommend frying the broccoli to not miss out on anything.
If you want to avoid using oil, I know I always say you can use vegetable broth for cooking without oil. This time please don’t use vegetable broth.
This will definitely not turn out as delicious as it does with a touch of oil.
I used olive oil and only 3 tsp of it. So it’s just a little amount of oil for frying, but enough to get that right texture.
How to saute broccoli
This is how to make broccoli taste good, I fry mine for around 6 minutes, and season with salt and pepper to taste.
How to make Lemon Broccoli Pasta
Let’s going straight forward to making the Lemon Broccoli Pasta. Cook the pasta according the manufacturer’s directions.
While the pasta is cooking, prepare the sauce. Combine cashews, tahini, vegetable broth in a blender.
Add lemon juice and zest, and finally garlic. Season with salt and pepper.
Blend until smooth and creamy, then mix with pasta.
Finally divide onto bowls or plates. Top with the fried broccoli.
Seriously that’s one of my favorites and absolutely how to make the best pasta.
Truly an amazing dinner, lunch, great for make ahead meals, quick weeknight lunches and even date night approved for your sweetheart.
Who does not love creamy dishes? See it’s always the best way to impress.
One word if you plan to make it ahead. make the broccoli fresh. Prepare the pasta and sauce, mix and reheat.
Just before serving make the broccoli. Heat 3 tsp olive oil in a pan, add broccoli florets, and fry for 5 minutes. Enjoy.
This way it will taste so much better than just reheating the broccoli. And 5 minutes isn’t a big deal at all – really fast.
All in your family will love this dish, even the pickiest kids will eat broccoli happily in this combination.
It’s a great way to eat more veggies in a playful and delicious way for everyone who loves amazing food.
Give this Lemon Broccoli Pasta a try and wow all your friends, family, sweethearts or new dates.
See you soon, Florian.
- 1 lb pasta (I used gf spaghetti)
- 3 Ingredient Vegan Cheese Sauce
- 1 lemon juiced + zest
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 small broccoli, cut into florets
- 3 tsp olive oil
- salt, pepper to taste
- Cook the pasta according the manufacturer's directions.
- While the pasta is cooking, prepare the sauce. Combine cashews, tahini, vegetable broth from the 3 Ingredient Vegan Cheese Sauce in a blender. Add lemon juice and zest, and finally garlic. Season with salt and pepper. Blend until smooth and creamy, then mix with pasta.
- Heat olive oil in a pan and fry the broccoli for about 4 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
- Finally divide onto bowls or plates. Top with the fried broccoli.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 2 cups
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 451Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 182mgCarbohydrates: 67gFiber: 5gSugar: 3.5gProtein: 16g