Red Lentil Penne with Broccoli Leeks and Parsley

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1 box Barilla Red Lentil Penne
1 whole leek, sliced into thin rings
3 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil, divided
Salt and pepper to taste

1 each broccoli "Romanesco", or broccoli, cut into florets
1 stalk of celery, diced
2 tbs parsley, chopped

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  • In a small pan, cook leek and celery gently with 2 Tbsp. of olive oil, adding 1 Tbsp. of water every now and then to cook without browning.
  • After sautéeing for about 10 minutes, season with salt and pepper and set aside.
  • Bring a large pot of water to boil and cook pasta according to package directions. After 3 minutes, add broccoli florets and cook together with the pasta.
  • Once penne is cooked al dente, drain pasta and broccoli, reserving 1/2 cup of the cooking water.
  • Add pasta and broccoli to the pan with the sautéed leek mixture, adding a little of the cooking water and remaining olive oil. Top with parsley.
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