Recipe: Pasta with Broccoli and Onions. Good for marathon runners; athletes and busy parents alike.

When my husband completed his first Olympic distance triathlon. He did awesome and felt full of fuel – two big reasons for that was our healthy eating and vitamins (and of course training!). He had a special request for one of the pasta dishes I make for the evening before. He wanted something substantial and vegetarian.

My mom made this recipe growing up and I’ve modified throughout the years. It’s a household favorite of ours. I don’t use a recipe and I don’t have exact measurements, so I estimated below. Feel free to modify, add and adjust to make it your own! This is such a quick and inexpensive go-to for anyone that wants a simple healthy meal. It can easily accommodate people with gluten sensitivities by using a pasta of your choice. The leftovers make a nice cold pasta salad, that could be topped with a protein of your choice for lunch the next day.  I served this along with a kale salad for dinner.

INGREDIENTS: (approx 4 servings)

1 Pound pasta – I use spaghetti but others could be substituted

Head of Broccoli

2 Cloves Garlic, minced

1 small Vidalia onion (if available)

6 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Fresh Ground Pepper

Chicken Stock (homemade or organic store bought is good, organic veggie stock will work great too)

Bragg Liquid Aminos

DIRECTIONS:

Pick over and clean the broccoli. Cut into small pieces.

Cut onions and sauté in pan with olive oil, after a few minutes add garlic

Transfer the broccoli into the pan with onions and garlic

Add a nice ladle of chicken stock and allow everything to simmer together

Cook the pasta al dente and drain well. Add the pasta into the skillet stirring, for a few minutes to distribute the broccoli and liquid

I use a few sprays of Bragg Liquid Aminos while stirring everything together for extra flavor

Serve with a little olive oil, and pepper on top. Red pepper flakes can spice things up nicely if you like

Post by Nicole

Photo courtesy of: dailyveggie.wordpress.com

 

 

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