Pasta with Broccoli, Edamame and Walnuts

Author:Inspired by Moosewood Simple pg. 22
Category:Main Courses


3/4 lb. chunky pasta
1/4 cups olive oil
4 clove garlic
3 cups broccoli, in bite-sized pieces
1 cups edamame, shelled
3/4 tsp. salt
1/4 cups walnuts, toasted
 grated parmesan


  1. Bring a large covered pot of salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook until al dente.
  2. Meanwhile, warm 2 tbsp olive oil in a large skillet on low heat. Add the garlic and cook for a few seconds. Add the broccoli with about 1/2 cup of the hot pasta-coking water, turn the heat to high, and cook for about 2 minutes. Add the edamame, salt, and herbs. Continue to cook until the water evaporates and the broccoli is crisp-tender and bright green, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat.
  3. When the pasta is done, drain. In a serving bowl, toss the pasta with the vegetable mixture, the remaining 2 tbsp olive oil, and the toasted chopped walnuts. Season with salt and pepper. Serve topped with grated cheese if you wish.