Lemon Broccoli Pasta Recipe - Dawn Goehring, Desert Naturals

Lemon Broccoli Pasta Recipe

Lemon broccoli pasta made with lemon essential oil is a healthy and delicious dinner for the whole family

This pasta is quick and easy—perfect for a weekday night. This recipe also contains Lemon essential oil, which naturally cleanses and detoxes the body and aids in digestion.* Your kids will love the taste!  OK, let's be honest, maybe not the taste of the broccoli.  Good luck there.  But at least you can enjoy knowing that you're providing a healthy meal for your family.

Ingredients
3 quarts water
2 tablespoons salt
1½–2 pounds fresh broccoli
1 pound of your favorite type of pasta
3–4 cups spinach
4 tablespoons butter
1–2 drops Lemon oil
2 cloves garlic, crushed and minced
¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper
1 cup fresh Parmesan, plus more to garnish
Salt and pepper
Olive oil, to garnish
Fresh lemon wedges or halved cherry tomatoes, to garnish

Instructions

  1. In a large skillet or pot, bring salt and water to a boil.
  2. While water is heating, trim broccoli stems and florets into bite sized pieces.
  3. Once water is boiling, add noodles and boil on high for 4 minutes.
  4. Add the broccoli, cover, and boil for an additional 3 minutes.
  5. Take off heat and drain pasta and broccoli. Return pasta and broccoli to the pan and stir in spinach.
  6. Distribute Lemon oil to your pasta evenly (with a toothpick or by continuous stirring).
  7. In a small skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add the minced garlic and crushed red pepper to the butter and sauté for 1 minute.
  8. Turn off heat and continue stirring for 1–2 minutes, then add the mixture to your pasta.
  9. Stir 1 cup fresh Parmesan into your pasta and add a drizzle of olive oil on top. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  10. Garnish with more cheese and fresh lemon wedges or halved cherry tomatoes. Serve warm.

Tips: If you are having trouble with the pasta sticking together while cooking, add a splash of olive oil to the water.

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