Broccoli Walnut Noodles

Broccoli Walnut Noodles

This is a quick and easy side dish with crunchy walnuts and a zesty citrus and olive oil dressing.


  • 10 ounces extra-wide curly "no yolk" noodles
  • 2 pounds broccoli, steamed (florets and peeled stems, cut into 1/2-inch slices)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped California walnuts
  • Juice of one lemon
  • Juice of 1/2 orange
  • Grated zest of one lemon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper


  1. Cook noodles al dente, about 5 minutes.
  2. Steam broccoli until tender, about 3-5 minutes.
  3. Heat olive oil over medium-high heat and add walnuts. Sauté for about 1 minute.
  4. Combine noodles and broccoli. Add walnut-oil mixture and toss well. Add citrus juices, zest, and pepper and toss well again.

(Optional: Add 1/2 cup diced smoked turkey, low-fat chicken sausage, or seasoned tofu).