Garlic Pasta with Broccoli & Parmesan

  in Main Dishes, Recipes, Vegetarian

3/4 lb pasta of your choice
1 lb. broccoli florets
1 medium zucchini, sliced
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
6 large garlic cloves, chopped fine
Salt and black pepper, to taste
Freshly grated Parmesan cheese
½ cup toasted, chopped walnuts

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil and add 1 teaspoon sea salt.
  2. Add the pasta of your choice to the boiling water. Cook the pasta according to package instructions. Depending on what kind of pasta you use, about 5 minutes before the cooking time is up, add the broccoli florets. Return to a boil. About 3 minutes later, add the zucchini. When pasta and broccoli are al dente, remove from heat and drain well.
  3. While the pasta and broccoli are cooking, add the oil and chopped garlic into a small skillet. Place skillet over medium heat. When the garlic starts to sizzle, cook for about 30 seconds to a minute (be careful not to burn it) and then remove from heat and set aside.
  4. Pour the drained pasta and broccoli back into the cooking pot and pour the garlic oil over the top. Toss to coat everything well.
  5. To serve, sprinkle pasta with lots of Parmesan and the toasted walnuts. Serves 4.