This one is easy peasy lemon squeezy ;) Another one of my favorites to whip up when I’m feeling lazy. Tahini is a creamy sesame seed paste with a rich nutty flavor. And this sauce has a hint of lemon. If you like lemon and garlic you will love this recipe. I used rotini noodles for personal preference but any noodle will do just fine. I prefer to boil the broccoli first with a squeeze of lemon over a pot of water and then roast with garlic for an extra 10 minutes or so. This makes it tender, flavorful, and roasted garlic is just the best you know?
CHEESY LEMON GARLIC PASTA WITH BROCCOLI
5 CUPS COOKED ROTINI NOODLES
2 CUPS ROASTED OR STEAMED BROCCOLI
1 CUP TAHINI
1/4 CUP FRESH LEMON JUICE
1/4 CUP NUTRITIONAL YEAST
1 TSP GARLIC SALT
2/3 CUP FRESH WATER
WASH AND CHOP THE BROCCOLI. TURN THE OVEN TO 400 DEGREES. LINE THE BROCCOLI ON A BAKING SHEET AND SPRINKLE WITH MINCED GARLIC, LEMON JUICE, SALT AND PEPPER. DRIZZLE WITH WATER AND BAKE FOR 25-30 MINUTES UNTIL TENDER.
IN SAUCEPAN, WHISK THE SAUCE INGREDIENTS TOGETHER ON LOW UNTIL EVENLY COMBINED AND THE TAHINI THINS OUT.
MEANWHILE COOK THE NOODLES ACCORDING TO THE PACKAGE.
POUR THE SAUCE OVER THE COOKED PASTA.
STIR IN THE BROCCOLI AND REMOVE FROM HEAT.
ADJUST SEASONING TO TASTE.