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Lemony Pasta With Broccoli & Mushrooms


  • 3 large garlic cloves, finely chopped

  • 1 Tbsp olive oil

  • 4-5 anchovies (optional)

  • 1 bunch broccoli rabe, roughly chopped

  • broccoli, cut into florets

  • mushrooms such as enoki or maitake

  • basil

  • pasta of your choice, such as lentil, chickpea, brown rice

  • salt

  • pepper

  • red chili flakes

  • parmesan (optional)

  • lemon zest

  • lemon juice

  • pasta water


  1. Bring a large pot of water to boil. Season with kosher salt.

  2. In a large pan, heat olive oil. Add garlic, anchovies, and red chili flakes. Sauté for a couple of minutes.

  3. Add mushrooms and sauté until golden. Then add broccoli rabe, basil, salt, and pepper. Sauté until broccoli rabe is cooked through.

  4. Once water is boiling, add pasta. Before it is done cooking, add broccoli florets to the pot and blanche for 2 minutes. Reserve some pasta water into a bowl.

  5. Drain pasta and broccoli into a colander and add to the pan.

  6. Add lemon zest, lemon juice, some pasta water, and parmesan. Toss well.

  7. Taste and adjust for seasoning.


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