Cauliflower & Broccoli Cavatappi (Pasta)

Cauliflower & Broccoli Cavatappi (Pasta)

It’s a work day, I need a quick and healthy packed lunch. My savior was Cauliflower and Broccoli pasta. Cauliflower is a great source of Vitamin C and it has Vitamin B & K in moderate levels. Broccoli is an excellent source of Vitamin C and K. Both are low in calories, a 100g serving of Cauliflower gives 25 calories, and the 100g of broccoli provides 34 calories. Adding them to pasta will help you reduce the calories in your usual pasta. I am in love with the colour combination of this dish! I used, Cavatappi a.k.a spiral pasta it locks in the flavor perfectly. Ok, let’s jump to the ingredients now.

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Ingredients                           Prep time: 15mins              Cook time:  15mins (approx) 

  • White onion – 1
  • Cauliflower- 250g
  • Broccoli – 175g
  • Garlic cloves -3
  • Green chili – 1
  • Fresh thyme – 10g
  • Fresh parsley – 10g
  • Cavatappi (pasta) – 200g
  • Olive oil

Method:

  1. Cook the Cavatappi pasta according to instructions given in the pack and keep it aside
  2. In the same water, boil the broccoli and cauliflower florets.
  3. Thinly slice the white onions, chop the garlic cloves, and green chili
  4. In another sauce pan, add 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
  5. Once, the oil is heated. add slices onions, chopped garlic, green chili, and thyme
  6. saute them until the onions becomes soft and bring out the aroma.
  7. Now add the boiled broccoli and cauliflower florets and toss them for 2 minutes.
  8.  Finally add in the Cavatappi, chopped parsley (&2 table spoons of water) into floret mixture and let it simmer for 3 minutes.

Quick, easy and healthy Cavatappi is ready to serve now. You can sprinkle a bit of low fat cheese on top of the pasta.


Variations: 

  1. Can add a little  olive oil, while tossing everything together.
  2. You can alter the flavors according to your preference.

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