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Vegan Garlicky Pasta with Broccoli Rabe

A quick, easy, five-ingredient dish that's perfect for weeknight dinners: Vegan Garlicky Pasta with Broccoli Rabe. The dish comes together in 30 minutes and is vegan, soy-free, and nut-free. It can be made with gluten-free pasta.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main/Pasta
Cuisine: Italian fusion, nut-free, Soy-free, Vegan
Servings: 8 serving
Calories: 277kcal
Author: Vaishali Honawar

Ingredients

  • 1 16-oz package of spaghetti or any other pasta
  • 1 large bunch broccoli rabe
  • 6 large cloves garlic, smashed and thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup parsley, chopped (optional)

Instructions

  • Bring a large pot of salted water to boil. Add the broccoli rabe and cook for two minutes. Remove the broccoli rabe to a chopping board, chop, and set aside. Cook the pasta in the same water according to package directions until al dente.
  • Heat the oil in a large saucepan. Add the garlic and saute until it starts to turn light gold.
  • Add the red pepper flakes, the broccoli rabe, and salt and black pepper to taste. Stir-fry for 4-5 minutes.
  • Add the pasta with a cup of the pasta cooking water. Add the parsley, stir well to mix, check seasoning, and turn off the heat.
  • Serve warm or at room temperature.

Notes

  • Squeeze on a dash of lemon juice for more flavor.
  • Stir in a handful of capers. This works really well for my nine-year-old and gets him to eat the pasta double quick. ;)

Nutrition

Calories: 277kcal | Carbohydrates: 49.3g | Protein: 14.3g | Fat: 3.6g | Potassium: 563mg | Fiber: 7.6g | Sugar: 2.4g | Calcium: 19% | Iron: 36%