I never thought I would like lemon pasta until I tried it. Now it is my favorite pasta dish.
It is a bowl of sunshine.
8 ounces spaghetti
8 ounces frozen broccoli
1 meyer lemon
½ cup meyer lemon olive oil
½ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, plus more to taste
½ cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
2 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
Bring a large pot of water to a boil, add 1 tablespoon of salt, the pasta and cook according to the package directions, adding the broccoli for the last 2 minutes of the cooking time.
While the pasta cooks, make the sauce. In a large bowl, combine the grated zest of the lemon and the juice from half of the lemon, salt, pepper, and the meyer lemon olive oil. Whisk until combined. Drain the pasta and broccoli and add to the lemon sauce. Toss with the cheese and basil. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Serves 2 – 4.