Pasta with Broccoli

Broccoli is a fantastic vegetable : tasty , healthy and versatile.

This simple recipe belongs to the tradition of a Southern Italian region, Apulia, and my father-in-law taught me .


Everything you need is broccoli, garlic, oil EVO (Extra Virgin Olive oil ) and salt. The oil quality and freshness of the broccoli will make the difference !

I usually use these doses for 4 people : 600 grams of broccoli , 2 cloves of garlic, half a cup of olive oil EVO – and 250 grams of pasta, which must be al dente.

First thing, wash and coarsely chop the broccoli , removing the stem. Peel and slice the garlic.
Now put in the pot broccoli pieces , garlic and olive oil. Cover in half with water at ambient temperature , and finally add the salt.


Now you just have to cook , before bringing it to a boil and then over low heat until the water has evaporated and the broccoli is almost dissolved .

Now you may cook the pasta, and when is al dente you may mix it with your broccoli.

Here the yummy final result:

That’s it : you now have a fantastic , tasty and healthy pasta sauce and not only: you may use it to accompany boiled meats , cheese , steak . Buon appetito, enjoy it !