I love this Broccoli Lemon Pasta! It’s a light pasta dish and it reminds me of summer.
It also uses pretty basic ingredients, ones I usually have on hand. That’s good news considering most of the stores by me have pretty empty shelves.
This Broccoli Lemon Pasta is 7 points per serving for blue, green and purple.
For purple – if you use a whole wheat pasta this dish will only be 1 point per serving!
I used frozen broccoli for this recipe, but if you have fresh you can definitely use that.
One thing that makes this simple dish taste so good is by using fresh garlic. I know some people find it intimidating…having to break apart the cloves, peel it and press it, but it’s so worth it!
It’s so much better than using the minced garlic in the jar.
I have a favorite garlic press that I use. You don’t even need to peel the garlic to use it! Plus it comes with a brush to easily clean out the garlic. I highly recommend it!
This dish could also be made vegetarian. Simply replace the chicken broth with vegetable broth.
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Yield: 4 servings (7 points per serving for blue, green and purple. For purple – if you use whole wheat pasta it will only be 1 point per serving.)
- 8 oz. Linguine pasta
- 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1/2 cup fat free chicken broth
- 1 teaspoon cornstarch
- Juice from one lemon
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded
- 2 cups broccoli, steamed
Cook pasta according to the directions on the box, then drain.
Heat olive oil in a pan and add minced garlic. Let saute for 1 minute.
Add the chicken broth and lemon juice and bring to a simmer.
Mix the cornstarch with a tablespoon of water, then add to the chicken broth. Stir to make sure the cornstarch is mixed in well, then add the pasta back in.
Add the salt, Parmesan cheese and broccoli. Stir together and serve.
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