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


  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.

Total Time 20 Min | Cook Time 10 Min | Serves 4

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

Nutrition: 479 Calories Fat 15g Saturated Fat 2g Monounsaturated Fat 4g Polyunsaturated Fat 8g Cholesterol 0mg Sodium 79mg Carbohydrates 73g Dietary Fiber 9.5g Protein

Recipe and photo used with permission from: California Walnuts

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