Lemon Garlic Broccolini Spaghetti

This zesty and easy dinner is ready in under 20 minutes and could not be simpler. It's recipe is vegan, gluten-free and nut-free and can please diners of any age. The Chickapea spaghetti noodles add a variety of nutrients and a healthy twist to the recipe that you can feel good about any night of the week.

Lemon Garlic Broccolini Spaghetti

  • Prep Time:  5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time:  20 minutes
  • Course: Dinner
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Servings:  3

Ingredients:

  • 1 package Chickapea Spaghetti
  • 1 Tbsp salt (for cooking pasta)
  • 1/3 cup avocado oil
  • 3-4 Tbsp fresh garlic, minced
  • 2 large lemons, zest of
  • 3 large lemons, juice of
  • 1 tsp flaked sea salt (to taste)

Instructions:

  1. Prepare Chickapea Spaghetti to package specifications (heat 16 cups of water in a large pot over high heat until boiling. Add pasta and 1 Tbsp of salt to the water, decrease heat to maintain a gentle boil. Stir and cook pasta for 7 minutes).
  2. Meanwhile, wash and trim the broccolini.
  3. Place the broccolini in a steamer basket with a tight-fitting lid on over boiling water.
  4. Boil the broccolini for 5 minutes then remove from heat.
  5. Drain the pasta and rinse with warm water.
  6. Warm avocado oil in a large frying pan over medium-low heat.
  7. Add minced garlic to the pan and cook for 1-2 minutes, moving it regularly.
  8. Transfer drained pasta and steamed broccolini into the frying pan.
  9. Toss the pasta, and broccolini gently with wooden spoons to coat the ingredients in the garlic oil.
  10. Fry the noodles, broccolini and garlic over medium heat for roughly 2 minutes, turning them over gently to avoid breaking.
  11. Add fresh lemon juice, 2/3 of the lemon zest and a pinch of salt and continue to cook for 2-3 more minutes.
  12. Transfer the pasta to serving plates and top with desired amount of finishing salt and remaining lemon zest over each portion.
  13. Serve immediately.
  14. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes:

  • Broccoli can be used as a substitute if broccolini isn’t available, but best results will be achieved with broccolini.
  • Lemon zest can’t be skipped in this recipe. As the recipe only contains a handful of ingredients, it is important to use fresh lemon juice not store-bought lemon juice, and fresh zest..
  • For stronger flavors, use the upper limit of ingredient amounts recommended.