Angel Hair Pasta with Shallots, Garlic, Broccoli & Lemon aka Farmers Market Pasta #WeekdaySupper

Angel Hair Pasta with Shallots, Garlic, Broccoli & Lemon by Cravings of a Lunatic

This recipe is something I’ve whipped up in various forms over the years. I’ve made versions with almost every kind of vegetable on earth. This is just one of those simple recipes that’s perfect for any week day. It’s easy to make and can be on the table in under 30 minutes. Perfect for all you busy people out there.

It’s chock full of yumminess. I have a serious weakness for shallots and garlic. I try to use them as often as possible. They’re good for you and they just amp up the flavour of any meal. I found some nice broccoli which is one of my fave veggies on earth. There’s not a lot of dark green veggies my IBS tolerates but for some reason broccoli does not irritate my tummy. So it’s another vegetable I try to throw inside as many meals as possible. I added a dash of fresh lemon juice to this too and well, let’s just be honest here, a little lemon  in pasta like this one just pops the flavour off the charts.

You can swap out the veggies to your own taste. Whatever you like use it. There’s no right or wrong when it comes to your own personal taste. Make it your way, and enjoy the heck out of it. Which is exactly what I did.

Angel Hair Pasta with Shallots, Garlic, Broccoli & Lemon by Cravings of a Lunatic

Angel Hair Pasta with Shallots, Garlic, Broccoli & Lemon aka Farmers Market Pasta #WeekdaySupper
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Simple, quick and perfect for any weekday supper. This Angel Hair Pasta is topped with a shallot, garlic, broccoli and lemon sauce. Light yet tasty, you must try this one!
Serves: Lots of pasta!
  • 1 package of Angel Hair Pasta
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large shallot, diced
  • 2 cups broccoli, cut into tiny pieces
  • 3 large cloves garlic, chopped
  • ½ cup white wine
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • ½ lemon, juiced
  • ¼ to ½ cup reserved pasta water
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  1. Put a large stock pot of water on the stove over high heat. Bring to a boil. Once it boils salt it generously.
  2. While you are waiting for the water to boil start getting the rest of the dish together.
  3. Add the olive oil to a large frying pan. Start to cook over medium heat. Add the shallots. Cook for about 5 minutes so they can soften.
  4. Now add the broccoli and cook for about 4 to 5 minutes. Stir occasionally so it doesn't stick. If you need more olive oil add a little.
  5. Now toss in the garlic and cook for another 2 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  6. Add the white wine and let it cook until it is reduced by half. It should only take a few minutes.
  7. Add your butter and lemon, stirring till the butter melts and the mixture is slightly saucy. Only takes a few moments.
  8. Turn the heat down for a couple of minutes while you cook your angel hair noodles.
  9. Once your pasta water is boiling well, and it's been salted, toss your angel hair pasta in the water. It only needs to cook for about 1 to 2 minutes. Check your package directions.
  10. Now drain pasta (reserve a little bit, there's flavour in the pasta water) but do not rinse.
  11. Bring the frying pan back up to a medium heat, add your pasta to the pan and start to toss it gently until it comes together. Add a little pasta water to the pan, it helps bring the dish together beautifully.
  12. Add some salt and pepper to your own taste.
  13. Serve with a big old smile!
Be creative, throw in your fave veggies and have fun with this!
Nutrition Information
Serving size: Depends how hungry you are!

Angel Hair Pasta with Shallots, Garlic, Broccoli & Lemon by Cravings of a Lunatic

Other Weekday Supper Participants to visit this week:

06/25/13 – Tuesday – Basic N Delicious – Salmon Tacos
06/26/13 – Wednesday – Noshing With The Nolands – Baked Lemon Sole with Parmesan Crust
06/27/13 – Thursday – Shockingly Delicious – Healthier Santa Fe Frito Pie
06/28/13 – Friday – Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks – Jalapeno Popper Quiche

Angel Hair Pasta with Shallots, Garlic, Broccoli & Lemon by Cravings of a Lunatic

Try this one today! It’s a great weekday supper recipe. It’s also a great meatless monday option. Let me know which veggies you would toss in this dish. I’d love to hear how you would customize this to your own taste.

Thanks to Isabel of Family Foodie for being our fearless Sunday Supper and Weekday Supper leader. This is my first time doing Weekday Supper. It’s been a pleasure participating.

Sunday Supper Movement

Toodles and smoochies! xx

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  1. says

    This is one of my favorite ways to eat pasta. I prefer this kind over a red sauce especially during summer. Great quick and tasty weekday supper for sure!

    • Kim Beaulieu says

      Thanks so much Renee. I tend to like these types in summer too. It’s so cool to change them up according to whatever happens to be in season. I love summer.

    • Kim Beaulieu says

      Thanks so much Isabel. I just love pasta with fresh ingredients. Our market is so tiny compared to others, but we have tons of farm stands here too. Usually on Fridays we hop in the car and head to the Leamington area. It’s so much fun, we just hit various stands and markets then stop at Point Pelee to play in the water for a bit. We usually stop somewhere for fish n chips too. It’s become a weekly summer tradition here.

  2. says

    Good dish! I actually make something similar, but I use penne (or another substantial tubular shape) so I don’t have to cut up the broccoli as much (yes, I’m lazy!). I’ve also been known to throw in cherry tomatoes or diced red bell pepper. And I usually add a bit of Parmesan as well. One of those great dishes that you really can alter to suit your whim, as you say. Good stuff – thanks.

    • Kim Beaulieu says

      I wanted to grate parmesan over top and then realized I was all out. You cannot get good parm in town, that’s a trip to the big, bad city. Such a bummer since I love cheese over pasta. I like the idea of penne too. I just picked up a massive bag of it with plans for penne alla vodka. I like the tomato and red pepper idea. I’m a pepper girl but mildly allergic to tomatoes so I have to add hubs into his separately. I can tomato sauces if they’re cooked down like mad, but raw tomatoes about kill me. I find this really odd, makes no sense that raw vs cooked makes a difference. It makes me scratch my head and wonder why quite often.

    • Kim Beaulieu says

      Ha, I usually am but we try to eat meatless at least once a week. Sometimes twice. I don’t think I could ever go fully vegetarian or vegan, but it’s nice to mix it up on occasion. I do another version with chicken and heavy lemon, it’s divine.

  3. says

    Yummmm! That looks perfect just the way it is! I always try to throw broccoli into anything I can too because it is almost the only green vegetable my husband will eat. I’m definitely going to make this for him! Well, for me too :) Pinned!

  4. says

    This looks so very good. I love all the flavors that you have in this recipe and I love how quick and easy it looks to make. Thanks for sharing!!

  5. says

    I love dishes like this. So simple to put together but full of flavor. I generally add a little sausage, shrimp or even an egg to fill it out.

  6. says

    This looks delicious, I love finding recipes that have few ingredients and are easy to may but still super tasty! Can’t wait to try, think all the family would enjoy this.

  7. Sonja says

    This was great! I found this recipe and your site while trying to dream up ways of using the past-its- prime broccoli I had in the fridge, along with the shallots sitting near my garlic, so perfect! I more or less followed it as written, including your suggestion of cherry tomatoes, which I added along with the garlic. Before serving I topped each mounded plate with freshly ground black pepper, Parmesan and the parsley I’d accidentally chopped up the previous evening, thinking it was cilantro until I smelled it. Note to self: always smell what I think is cilantro or flat leaf parsley *before* chopping.

    Anyway, lovely meal, I really enjoy these simple dishes that rely on a nice combination of flavours rather than all kinds of fussing and expense.
    Thanks for posting :)

  8. Tenley says

    This sounds good, my fiance doesn’t eat broccoli though unfortunately! Seems it would be good with spinach too though, and I like the suggestion to add some sausage (or maybe chicken).

  9. says

    I came for both the beautiful photo and the pasta dish – this is similar to how I used to make it years and years ago but have forgotten. Thanks for reminding me what a fabulous combination and a simple yet delicious meal this is!

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