An easy to prepare pasta recipe using broccoli and a hint of chilli.


  • 250g pasta
  • 400g broccoli
  • 2 garlic cloves 
  • 1 pinch of pepper
  • 1tsp dried Chili/ spice on your choice 
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1 tbsp parmesan cheese (optional)
  • 1tbsp  vegetable oil 
  • 1 tbsp salt

how to make broccoli pasta

  1. Finely slice the broccoli florets and stalks
  2. Heat the oil in a large pan and add the garlic, stir until softened (1 min)
  3. Add the broccoli to the pan and cook for about 5 minutes stirring.
  4. Meanwhile the broccoli cook: Bring a large pan of water to boil and add the tbs of salt, then cook your pasta (10min or as indicated on the packaging)
  5. Drain the pasta and stir it in the broccoli’s pan
  6. Add pepper, chilli and sesame seeds (or parmesan cheese) and stir for a few minutes.
  7. Enjoy or preserve it in the fridge for 2 days.


If you enjoyed this pasta recipe then check out more of our Live Well recipes . Also have a look at our friends at Made In Hackney for even more inspiration




Clyo heads up Wen’s Live Well cooking and food growing courses in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. Classes explore in a practical way how diet and lifestyles has an impact on the planet. Attendees learn and try new plant based recipes, spend time in the community garden and enjoy a delicious lunch. 


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