Thursday, July 14, 2011

Lemon and Broccoli Pasta

What do you do with a whole bag of lemons given to you by a friend?
Look for lemon recipes and make something!
She actually did the same thing after her son picked bags and bags of lemons.
She found this wonderful recipe (and I stole it from her)!

This was a perfect light summer pasta recipe! ENJOY!

Lemon and Broccoli Pasta Salad
original idea take from Neely's Pasta Recipe; many things changed to my liking

1 box Bowtie pasta
1 pound broccoli (or asparagus)
2 tsp Dijon mustard
1 tsp clove, minced
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
Freshly ground black pepper
1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
1 tbsp Garden Blend Seasoning (your favorite or Spike or Mrs. Dash, any will work)
1 container of Original Philadelphia Cooking Creme  

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the pasta and cook until al dente. Drain and rinse. Set aside.

In another large pot of boiling salted water, add the broccoli (or asparagus) and blanch until bright green and slightly tender, about 3 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon and shock in icy cold water. Remove from the water and dry well. If using asparagus trim the ends and cut into bite-size pieces on the bias.

Whisk together the mustard, garlic, lemon juice, and olive oil in a small bowl. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Combine the reserved asparagus and pasta in a large serving bowl. Add the tomatoes, dill, cream cheese, and the mustard dressing. Toss with tongs to coat the salad well. Taste and add additional salt and pepper, if needed.

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  1. I think I have all of those things in my house! My girls love pasta, so this might be a hit with them! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Looks like pasta primavera! Yum!

  3. Hi Tina,
    What a great salad, I just love a salad like this for the summer. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you next week. Hope you are having a great week end.
    Miz Helen

  4. sounds like it would be a fresh great salad for summer the lemon is the catcher for me come see me at

  5. This looks just fantastic. I cannot wait to try it. Come over and visit us. We hav a wonderful cold noodle dish for this hot weather.


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