Broccolini Parmesan Pasta Salad Recipe

Broccolini Parmesan Pasta Salad Recipe

How To Make Broccolini Parmesan Pasta Salad

Enjoy a filling meal with this broccolini pasta salad cooked with parmesan and parsley, then dressed in lemon juice, Dijon mustard, and olive oil.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 10 minutes
Total: 20 minutes



  • 1lbmini penne,or other pasta of choice
  • 3bunchesbroccolini
  • 1cupParmesan cheese,grated
  • ¼cupparsley,or basil, finely chopped

For Lemon Dressing:

  • 2tsplemon zest
  • ¼cuplemon juice
  • ½cupextra virgin olive oil
  • 2tspDijon mustard
  • 1garlic clove,large, minced
  • 2tspwhite sugar
  • salt and pepper


  1. Trim ends then cut broccolini into 2.5-inch lengths.

  2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil.

  3. Add broccolini and cook for 1½ minutes. Take them out of the hot water using tongs, and transfer to a colander. Run under cold tap water to stop them from cooking further.

  4. Add pasta into the same pot of boiling water. Cook per packet directions. Drain then rinse with water. Cool.

Lemon Dressing:

  1. Place dressing ingredients in a jar. Shake well.

To Assemble:

  1. Place pasta in a very large bowl. Add broccolini, parsley, and parmesan cheese (start with ¾ cup, add more if desired).

  2. Drizzle with dressing and toss well. Adjust salt and pepper to taste. Serve at room temperature.


  • Calories: 490.52kcal
  • Fat: 20.11g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.18g
  • Trans Fat: 0.00g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 11.41g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.96g
  • Carbohydrates: 60.68g
  • Fiber: 8.19g
  • Sugar: 6.84g
  • Protein: 20.73g
  • Cholesterol: 12.64mg
  • Sodium: 768.46mg
  • Calcium: 349.12mg
  • Potassium: 899.84mg
  • Iron: 2.88mg
  • Vitamin A: 117.40µg
  • Vitamin C: 209.59mg
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