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Pasta and Broccoli Salad


Cooking the pasta and the broccoli together makes this easy salad even easier.

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  • Servings: 1

Source: Everyday Food, March/April 2003


  • 1 cup penne, fusilli, or ziti
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Lemon wedge (optional)


  1. Cook pasta in boiling salted water, 7 minutes. Add broccoli; cook until both pasta and broccoli are tender, about 5 minutes. Drain; rinse under cold water.

  2. In a small bowl, combine pasta, broccoli, Parmesan, and 1/8 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Add olive oil, and toss. If desired, squeeze a lemon wedge over salad just before eating.

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  • DebHop
    3 JUL, 2013
    I was looking for something different to do with broccoli. I really liked this combination, I used whole wheat penne. Delicious and fast!