For sure this is the best Vegetarian pasta with broccoli, cauliflower and brussel sprouts you have tasted this year! 🙂
The other day I was going through a magazine and have found this recipe of vegetarian pasta with broccoli, cauliflower and Brussel sprouts. 3 sister vegetables combined together with Orecchiette pasta (to me this pasta looks more like little hats) made our delicious dinner.
Typically I would never combine all these ingredients myself, but once I have made the recipe my boyfriend loved it and I had to share it with my tribe.
The secret ingredient in this recipe is the chopped peperoncino (spicy peppers) which warms up your mouth leaving the space for grated pecorino (or Parmesan cheese) to melt and add saltiness as a final touch.
I have to mention that since we are not vegetarians, so I have added 6 salted anchovies to enrich the flavor, but you can skip it and keep it light and vegetarian. 🙂
So let’s start.
Clean and cut in half Brussels sprouts and cook them in abundant salted water for about 10 minutes.
Remove them and drain them with a paper towel from excess water.
Cook separately first cauliflower than broccoli for about 4 minutes each and place them on a paper towel to absorb the water. Keep the water you cooked your vegetables in as you will use it for pasta. (that will give pasta some extra flavor).
Add pasta immediately to boiling water (it will cook for about 9 minutes while you will prepare sauce).
Place the garlic and peperoncino peppers in the large pan and over low heat slowly brown the garlic.
(The original recipe requires to mince the garlic, but we use it only to flavor the oil and remove the bits after)
Place the bread crumbs in the non-sticky pan without oil and toast them mixing constantly until you get nice golden color (my first batch burned because I was looking for a song on youtube and I had to do it again).
Add vegetables to your pan and mix it delicately for about a minute and let the flavored oil cover all.
Add pasta to vegetables and on top of them add a mix of bread crumbs combines with grated cheese. Mix gently all ingredients and serve immediately. Decorate each plate with grated cheese.
Enjoy your healthy vegetarian pasta with broccoli, cauliflower and Brussels sprouts and let me know if you liked it. 🙂