Lemon Pasta with Green Beans and Broccoli


Lemon Pasta with Green Beans and Broccoli

Dinner last night, yummy!!! And super easy!

1 cup trimmed fresh green beans

7 cups broccoli florets

1 pound pasta

4 tablespoons butter

4 tablespoons olive oil

1 teaspoon freshly pressed or minced garlic

2 lemons, zested

1/2 teaspoon pepper

2 teaspoons salt

2 – 4 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice

1/2 cup toasted pine nuts (to toast pine nuts, put them in a dry sauce pan over medium low heat and cook, tossing often, for about 5 minutes, until light golden brown)

grated Parmesan cheese

1  Cook green beans for 2 minutes in a pot of salted boiling water.  Add broccoli and boil for an additional 3 minutes.  Remove veggies from water with slotted spoon or sieve and place in large bowl.

2  Cook pasta according to package directions in same water/pot.  Drain well and add to veggies in bowl.

3  In a small saute pan, melt butter with oil over medium low heat then add garlic and lemon zest and cook for 1 minute.  Remove from heat and add salt, pepper and lemon juice then add to pasta/veggies and toss well.  Sprinkle with pine nuts and Parmesan.

recipe from The Food Network

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