About this recipe:This simple midweek supper is colourful, healthy and delicious. Great for families looking to give up meat every night of the week!
1 (500g) pack linguine pasta
500g (1 1/4 lb) fresh broccoli, chopped
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon butter
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 red pepper, thinly sliced
grated Parmesan cheese to serve
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Method Prep:5min › Cook:15min › Ready in:20min
Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
Steam broccoli with 2 tablespoons water in microwave for 6 to 7 minutes.
In a large frying pan, heat olive oil and butter over low heat. Stir in garlic (more or less to suit your taste) and red pepper slices; sauté gently.
Drain broccoli and add to frying pan and sauté broccoli and peppers until soft.
Toss vegetable mixture with hot pasta. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
Parmesan cheese is not truly vegetarian, as it contains animal rennet. To make this dish 100% vegetarian, omit the cheese or find a suitable vegetarian substitute made without animal rennet. In supermarkets look for the 'parmesan style hard cheeses' which are suitable for vegetarians.
Just looking as deciding on whether or not to buy a microwave. This seems silly- why not just steam (or boil) brocolli on top of (or in) the pasta water? Much easier and more energy efficient! - 15 Nov 2012