Sunday, January 27, 2013

Easy and Healthy Lemon Garlic Pasta

After the day I had with making cake pops for the tea event (blog post coming soon), I really wanted something a little healthier. And maybe something lemony, because I have this weird lemon obsession.

1/2 pound of whole wheat angel hair pasta
2 tomatoes cute into pieces, or 1 cup of grape tomatoes halved
1 1/2 cups of broccoli
4 cloves garlic
1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese
2 tbsp basil
2 lemons, squeeze and seeds taken out (if you want less lemon flavor, only use one lemon)
1 tbsp garlic powder, for extra garlic
pine nuts (optional)
Put your pot of water on the stove and wait for it to boil. While you're waiting for your water to boil, add your chopped broccoli into a saute pan with your olive oil on medium heat. Chop your garlic in bigger pieces (not minced) and add to the pan. Place lid over broccoli and let steam.

Add your pasta to your boiling water until pasta is al dente. Trasfer your pasta over to your pan with the broccoli and then add lemon juice, 1 tbsp olive oil and the rest of the seasonings. Then, add in your tomatoes and top with cheese.

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