Whole Wheat Spaghetti with Broccoli, Chilli and Lemon

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150g Whole wheat spaghetti
300g Broccoli roughly chopped
2 tbsp Olive oil
2 cloves Garlic very thinly sliced
large pinch Chili flakes
1 Lemon zested and juiced
Salt to taste

Nutritional information

saturated fat
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Whole Wheat Spaghetti with Broccoli, Chilli and Lemon


We love this Whole Wheat Spaghetti with Broccoli, Chilli and Lemon recipe. It’s 100% vegan. It is super healthy and full of flavor. The combination of broccoli, lemon and the slight heat from the chilli is a real winner. I always use whole wheat spaghetti for this as it’s healthier and I prefer it, but you could easily substitute it if you prefer normal spaghetti. 

It is so simple to whip up this dish which makes it a great midweek recipe. Start by cooking the spaghetti according to the package directions. As the pasta cooks, sauté some garlic in olive oil and add a large pinch of chilli. If you like a lot of heat, add extra chilli. Once the spaghetti is cooked, add it to the pan along with the broccoli, juice and zest of a lemon and salt. Mix well and there you have it. Delicious vegan food in only 20 minutes. 

To make Whole Wheat Spaghetti with Broccoli, Chilli and Lemon, you will need the following ingredients:

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Steps to make Whole Wheat Spaghetti with Broccoli, Chilli and Lemon


Cook the spaghetti


Cook the spaghetti according to the package directions.


Add broccoli to pasta


Add the broccoli to the spaghetti for the last 2 minutes of cooking. Drain well and reserve 1 cup of pasta water.


Sauté garlic


Pour 2 tablespoons of olive oil into a large frying pan. Sauté 2 sliced cloves of garlic gently for 2-3 minutes


Add chilli


Add a large pinch of chilli flakes. Stir well and cook for one more minute.


Add spaghetti, broccoli and lemon


Add the spaghetti to the pan with the garlic and chilli. Mix in 300g broccoli, the zest and juice of one lemon. Season to taste with salt.


Add cooking water


Pour in 2-3 tablespoons of the spaghetti cooking water and toss everything together.



Serve the dish in warmed pasta bowls. Top with some freshly chopped herbs if you like.

This Whole Wheat Spaghetti with Broccoli, Chilli and Lemon is super healthy and tasty. It has a nice heat kick thanks to the chilli. If you try this one, please come back to leave a comment below to let me know what you think.

Nina dreams of gender equality and for women all over the world to feel empowered and enjoy the same freedom she has. She’s a careful consumer, believing that by being more conscious about the way we live we can make the world a better place! Already a vegetarian, she uses animal products sparingly and tries to produce as little waste as possible. Most of her recipes are vegan as a result!

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Total Reviews: 21
Micah Gopez

Spaghetti needed a lot more time to cook, 15 minutes is not nearly enough.

Frida Zaremba

I'm in love with this whole wheat pasta!! I didn't add the chilie though because I can't handle anything spicy even by a little.

Monroe Pierini

Took no time to make this at all,shredded a lot more cheese on top of mine and added some sundried tomatos, perfection.

Charleston Animas

Can't thank you enough for this heavenly plate, had mine with some wine and it was fantastic.

Samiyah Blossman

I really liked this and the Harissa spaghetti, but this one has a lot more flavours and just taste healthier, just me ? lol.

Adilyn Vanduren

Ate the left overs cold when I brought it to work because there's no mircowave and it was still absolutely mouth watering.

Aliyana Shimmin

Added a lotttt of paramesean cheese to this, golden dish! Loved it a lot.

Sally Bridewell

Brilliant combination of flavours in a single bowl, I'm book marking this and the penne with tuna salad, yum

Zayla Bendig

Super yummy pasta! I made mine with penne instead of normal spaghetti.

Natalya Longo

It was good but was missing something for sure..can't really pinpoint what that is yet, but I liked it.

Vivianna Policicchio

I had this with slices of beef inside and dodged the broccoli, never been happier.

Susanna Kulach

This was such a delicious and zesty lunch, i'm very pleased

Nellie Beckstrand

Had this for spaghetti Monday and do not regret it, my whole family fell in love with this recipe and it's become our every Monday dinner.

Azariah Oberg

Great recipe, thanks so much for sharing.

Mercy Abramson

I added some ground beef to mine because my hubby is a meat lover and it was good.

Ivory Gupte

Very filling and simple meal to make, wouldn't change it in anyway.

Nahla Mastropolo

Tasty,easy and healthy, nothing more to say, going to be making this more than once.

Nancy Sheely

I wanted more of a kick to mine so I put some hot sauce on the top, would recommend if you like your mouth to party!

Larissa Seyfarth

Can't believe I didn't hear about the whole wheat spaghetti with broccoli recipe earlier, i was missing out but now thankfully I'm not :)

Dani Bahnmiller

Would recommend adding a lot more salt and chili flakes or else it will turn out really bland.


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