Lemony pasta

With ricotta and broccoli tips for added creaminess and crunch.
 
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Recipe from: 6 January 2016
Preparation time: 15 min
Cooking time: 15 min
 
 

Ingredients

 
  • 400
    g
    penne pasta
  • 200
    g
    tender stem broccoli tips
  • 1/4
    cup
    olive oil
  • Juice and grated zest of 1 lemon
  • Big pinch of dried chilli flakes
  • Sea salt and black pepper
  • 400
    g
    ricotta cheese, crumbled
  • 10
    g
    Italian parsley leaves
  • 50
    g
    pine nuts, toasted
Servings: Change Serving
 
 

Method

 
Cook the pasta according to packet instructions, drain and set aside.

Bring a large pan of water to the boil, add the broccoli and blanche for 1 minute, remove, drain and place in a shallow dish.

In a small bowl whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice and zest, chilli, salt and pepper. Pour the mixture over the broccoli, stir well to combine, add the ricotta and parsley, stir to combine.

Toss together the broccoli mixture and pasta, sprinkle with pine nuts.

To serve:

Divide pasta between 4 serving bowls. Serve with freshly grated Parmesan.

Words and image: Fairlady

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