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Spicy Broccoli Pasta



3 portion(s)


Recipe's preparation

  1. Ingredients:

    2 large heads of broccoli
    4 cloves if garlic
    70-80g of black or kalamata olives (pitted)
    1 tsp of chilli flakes
    1 tbs tomato paste
    olive oil
    Penne or spiral pasta 200g dry weight (I use gluten free pasta)
    50g Parmesan cheese (optional)
    1/2 a small lemon



    Step One
    Place Parmesan and zest peeled from half a lemon in Thermomix bowl
    Chop on speed 9 for 15 seconds and set aside, don't rinse the bowl

    Step Two
    Chop garlic on speed 7 for 2 secs
    Add olives and chop on speed 5 for 2 secs
    Set garlic & olive mix aside, don't rinse the bowl

    Step Three
    Broccoli florets in varoma - still steamy!
    Heat 1.5 lites of water in TM bowl to varoma temp on speed 1 (from cold this will take 10-11 mins, quicker of you add water boiled from the kettle)
    Chop broccoli into small florets and and finely slice the stem (remove woody end), add to varoma dish

    Step Four
    Once water is at temperature, add pasta to TM bowl with a heaped tsp of salt, add varoma with broccoli and cook on speed 1 reverse for the 8 mins (or whatever the pasta time says on the packet).
    Heat 4 Tbs olive oil in a wok/large fry-pan, add chilli flakes for 1 min, then add garlic/olive mix and tomato paste. Saute on a low heat till pasta and broccoli finished.

    Step Five
    Reserve 1/2 cup of pasta cooking water before draining the pasta and don't rinse the pasta

    Step Six
    Gently toss the broccoli in the olive/garlic mix, add salt to taste and a squeeze of lemon juice
    Add the drained pasta and the 1/2 cup of pasta water and toss till combined
    If the pasta is dry, add olive oil till its well coated

    Serve immediately (optionally topped with Parmesan/lemon zest mix)
    Serves 2-4 depending on appetite!


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If short pasta is used, cook in the thermomix bowl as above. If using noodles like spaghetti, I recommend cooking them in a big saucepan on the stove, especially if using gluten free pasta

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  • This pasta is delicious! I have never cooked pasta...

    Submitted by Cutely on 25. September 2017 - 19:23.

    This pasta is delicious! I have never cooked pasta in the thermomix before and it turned out perfectly. The sauce was the perfect balance between Chilli, garlic and olive. The lemon added the right amount of acid. The best thing is that there was plenty of broccoli. This is a keeper. Thanks for sharing Kristine.

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  • A hit with my husband! Does

    Submitted by mlbrispaul on 5. October 2014 - 21:34.

    A hit with my husband! Does anything else need to be said? Tasty, easy, and healthy!

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  • Delicious recipe, we've had

    Submitted by aingel_fyre on 30. December 2013 - 19:48.

    Delicious recipe, we've had this twice now! 

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  • Quite tasty and not

    Submitted by kazzy6 on 15. January 2012 - 00:40.

    Quite tasty and not difficult.

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