Friday, July 19, 2013

Pasta with Broccoli & Sunflower Seeds for #WeekdaySupper

Sunday Supper Movement
Happy Friday, friends!!! Are you ready for an quick, easy, healthy, and yes super delicious dinner?!  Perfect, because today I bring Pasta with delicious young Broccoli plus Sunflower Seeds for #WeekdaySupper.

This meal is delicious and beautiful; well okay at least I think so - bright green broccoli on a bed of pasta

...and just in case, Pasta with Broccoli is not that appealing to you, take a look at the other quick, and mouthwatering recipes from this weeks #WeekdaySupper.  Did you know, that every day of the week you find a different recipe that is always quick and easy to make?  Yup, that is right just follow the #WeekdaySupper hashtag...

Monday (July 15th) - Taco Wraps by Cookin' Mimi 
Tuesday (July 16th) - Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes by Blueberries and Blessings
Wednesday (July 17th) - Asian Shrimp Salad w/ Gochujang Dressing by Foxes Love Lemons 
Thursday (July 18th) - Fried Catfish Nuggets w/ Homemade Tartar Sauce by girlichef
Friday (July 19th) - Pasta with Broccoli & Sunflower Seeds by The Not So Cheesy Kitchen

Pasta with Broccoli & SunFlower Seeds
  • 1 box of Linguini prepared according to directions 
  • 1 bunch of young broccoli - cleaned and cut into individual stems {or smaller if you prefer}
  • 1/2 head of fresh garlic - coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 C Sunflower Seeds
  • 1/4 - 1/2 C Olive Oil
  • Juice of one lemon
  • Zest of one untreated lemon
  • Salt & Peper to taste
  • {optional} 1/2 C Parmesiano Regiano
  1. Prepare Linguni according to directions
  2. While pasta is cooking - heat a cast iron pan and toast the sunflower seeds.  When they are fragrant add,
  3. Broccoli, garlic, lemon zest and 1/4 C Olive Oil.  Quickly saute until broccoli is bright in color, then add,
  4. Lemon juice, salt & pepper to taste
  5. Drain pasta {reserve a little bit of pasta water} and add it to the broccoli in the cast iron pan. Toss pasta with the broccoli & sunflower seed mixture.
  6. If using, add Parmesiano Regiano, and if too dry for your taste additional Olive Oil and/or reserved pasta water.

Oh, and just in case you are wondering our children like this meal as well :) - actually a lot....


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