Penne a La Broccoli

Total Time
20 mins
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Like Grandma used to make. From Dr. Weil. This is one of the fastest and easiest main dishes to make. It's full of flavor and quick - it also has the cancer-fighting protection of broccoli.

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  1. Cook the pasta in rapidly boiling water until al dente.
  2. Trim the ends of the broccoli stems and cut off the flowers. Peel the outer fibrous layer off the main stalks and cut the stalks into bite-sized pieces.
  3. Separate the flower of the broccoli into bite-sized pieces.
  4. Place the broccoli in a colander and rinse under cold running water. Put it in a saucepan with the olive oil, garlic, water and salt. Bring to a boil, cover tightly, and let steam until the broccoli is bright green and very crunchy-tender - no more than 5 minutes. Remove the lid and boil off most of the remaining liquid.
  5. Toss the broccoli with cooked pasta. Top with red pepper flakes and Parmesan cheese, if desired.
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5 5

Simple but pretty tasty. DD1 (5 years old) liked it a lot. I used organic quinoa pasta, fresh organic broccoli, organic olive oil, organic garlic cloves, pressed, & sea salt. Made for Aussie Swap.