Quick & Easy Garlic Lemon Vegan Pasta Recipe
Quick & Easy Garlic Lemon Vegan Pasta Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

This recipe is super quick, simple, and fresh. Packed with protein and tons of flavour it's the perfect comforting, yet light, meal to throw together after a long day.

Course: Main Course
Servings: 2 people
Author: Caitlin Iles
Ingredients
  • 4 cups water
  • 1.5 tsp. sea salt
  • splash olive oil
  • 1 cup Tolerant Legume-Based pasta
  • 1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. butter just use extra olive oil for a vegan option
  • 1 bulb of garlic roughly chopped
  • 2 cups cherry or grape tomatoes cut into halves or quarters
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt
  • 2 cups broccoli cut into small florets
  • 2 cups spinach roughly chopped
  • 1/2 to 1 lemon juiced (depends how much you like lemon!)
Instructions
  1. Add water, sea salt, and olive oil to a saucepan and bring to a boil. Once boiled add pasta.
  2. While water is warming, heat a large frying pan over medium. Add a couple tbsp. butter (just add extra EVOO for a vegan option!) and olive oil. Don't be afraid!
  3. Cut up 1/2 to 1 full BULB of garlic into rough pieces. Add to olive oil and cover so that it softens.
  4. Add chopped fresh tomatoes, a couple pinches of sea salt, broccoli florets, and cover again. I've been loving using sweet little cherry and grape tomatoes cut into small pieces.
  5. Cook the pasta to al dente (slightly hard) texture, drain, rinse, and set aside. This takes approximately 5-7 minutes. Just check a noodle with your fork!
  6. Once broccoli and garlic are soft and tomatoes have started to break down add a couple cups of chopped spinach. You may need to add a little more olive oil at this stage. Let the spinach wilt
  7. Add pasta, stir to coat, and cook a minute or so. Squeeze the juice of 1/2 to 1 lemon over top, then remove from heat and serve.
Recipe Notes

Bonus Tip: Tastes great topped with goat cheese or nutritional yeast! You can also add some roasted chicken, seared tofu, tempeh, or fish to round out the meal!