- 3 heads fresh broccoli – cut into florets
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 1/2 lb cavatelli pasta
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
- 2 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
Cavatelli and broccoli is the perfect vegetarian pasta dish alternative. The cavatlelli, small pasta shells that are very similar to hot dog buns, perfectly synchronizes with the broccoli and its crisp texture. Like many Italian pastas, it’s not too difficult to prepare, especially if you’re not trying to make the noodles yourself. Be sure not to remove the bite from the noodles by making them too mushy. The same goes for the broccoli. The crispness and sharpness of the ingredients is what makes this dish truly fun to eat.
Broccoli is one of those vegetables that you just can’t argue against. It has too many health benefits to not eat. It helps to prevent various cancers, reduces cholesterol levels, improves our digestive system, helps to detoxify the body, and even maximizes vitamin and mineral uptake. Eating broccoli also helps to prevent certain allergic reactions, protects the skin from receiving damage, prevents birth defects, helps to stop inflammation, improves vision, and improves ocular health.
10.3 g fat
47.6 g carbohydrates
10.2 g protein
1 mg cholesterol
234 mg sodium
How to Make Cavatelli and Broccoli
‘Al dente’ is used to describe pasta when it is cooked to perfection.