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Penne and Broccoli with Tomatoes, Walnuts, and Raisins
Posted By Robin Robertson On February 12, 2012 @ 6:00 pm In Broccoli and Cauliflower,Hearty Pasta Dishes,Pasta and Noodles,Vegetables All Year Round | No Comments
This dish is filled with a variety of delicious flavors and textures, along with the tremendously healthful ingredients: broccoli is loaded with calcium and vitamin C and nutrient-rich walnuts are a good source of alpha-linolenic acid, an essential omega-3 fatty acid. If you have fresh herbs on hand, use them instead of dried. Recipe is from Vegan on the Cheap  by Robin Robertson © 2011, published by John Wiley & Sons.
Steam or blanch the broccoli until just tender, 4 to 5 minutes. Drain, run under cold water to stop the cooking process, and set aside.
In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook the penne over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until al dente, about 10 minutes.
While the pasta is cooking, heat the oil in skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook until softened and fragrant, about 1 minute. Add the walnuts, raisins, parsley, basil, marjoram, and salt and pepper to taste. Stir in the diced tomatoes with their juice, crushed tomatoes, and sugar and simmer until the liquid reduces slightly. Add the reserved broccoli and toss to heat through.
When the pasta is cooked, drain it well and return to the pot. Add the broccoli mixture and toss gently to combine. Serve hot.
Variation: Substitute pine nuts for the walnuts.
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