Bow Tie Pasta with Broccoli, Garlic, and Lemon Recipe

  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 (8 ounce) package farfalle (bow tie) pasta
  • 1 head broccoli, cut into florets
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  1. Warm olive oil in a small frying pan over low heat. Slowly cook garlic in oil until golden, about 2 to 3 minutes. Be very careful not to burn garlic. Stir in lemon juice, and season with salt and pepper.
  2. Meanwhile, cook pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water. About 5 minutes before pasta is done, drop broccoli into the pasta water. Continue to cook until pasta is cooked and broccoli is crisp-tender. Drain.
  3. Toss pasta, broccoli, and lemon sauce in a large bowl. Sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese.