Charred broccoli, lemon & walnut pasta

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Preparation and cooking time

  • Prep:5 mins
  • Cook:15 mins
  • Easy
  • Serves 2

Make this quick broccoli, lemon and walnut pasta with simple storecupboard ingredients. It’s healthy, low in fat and calories and full of texture and flavour

Nutrient Unit
kcal 435
fat 12g
saturates 2g
carbs 59g
sugars 4g
fibre 12g
protein 18g
salt 0.1g
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  • 1 head broccoli , cut into small florets and stalk cut into small pieces
  • 3 tsp olive oil
  • 150g penne or fusilli
  • 2 garlic cloves , crushed
  • 1 tbsp roughly chopped walnuts
  • pinch of chilli flakes
  • ½ lemon , zested and juiced


  • STEP 1

Heat the grill to high. Put the broccoli on a baking tray and drizzle over 1 tsp of the oil. Season, and toss together. Grill for 8-10 mins, tossing around halfway through, until crispy and charred.

  • STEP 2
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Cook the pasta in salted water following pack instructions. Drain, reserving a cup of the cooking water.

  • STEP 3

In a frying pan, heat the remaining 2 tsp oil over a medium heat, and fry the garlic, walnuts and chilli for 3-4 mins until golden.

  • STEP 4

Tip in the pasta, broccoli, lemon zest and juice, reserving a little of the zest. Add a splash of the reserved cooking water and toss everything together to coat the pasta. Serve in warmed bowls with the remaining lemon zest scattered over.

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