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Whole Wheat Pasta With Broccoli, Lemon, and Mint


  • 1 head naked broccoli cut into florets and chopped stems
  • 1 16- ounce box whole wheat pasta any shape that moves you
  • 4 lemons juice, and zest
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup torn fresh mint leaves lightly packed
  • 1 jalapeno minced
  • sea salt and fresh pepper to taste


  • Make naked broccoli (see March 2 post). Rinse, ice down and set aside.
  • In a large pot of boiling water, cook pasta until just al dente.
  • Strain and rinse.
  • Using the same pot, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium-high heat. Add minced jalapeno, stir until softened, about 3 minutes. Add remaining 3 tablespoons olive oil, chopped broccoli and pasta. Stir well to coat.
  • Add lemon juice and zest, mint leaves and salt to taste. Stir until flavors are dispersed and pasta is heated through.