Quick and Healthy Olive Broccoli Pasta

  • Yield: 6 servings
  • Prep: 30 mins
  • Cook: 11 mins

Ingredients

Whole Wheat Fusilli Pasta
Frozen or Fresh Broccoli Florets
Chopped Garlic
Chopped Walnuts
Olive Oil
California Whole Black Olives
Crumbled Feta Cheese

Instructions

Bring water to a boil in a large pot and add salt. Cook Fusilli according to package directions.

Add frozen broccoli to pasta during the last 3 minutes of cooking. (If using fresh broccoli add during the last 4 minutes of cooking time.)

Chop garlic and walnuts.

Drain pasta and save 1 cup of the pasta water.

Add 6 tablespoons of Olive Oil to the empty pasta pot. Place back on low heat. Add Garlic and Walnuts and saute for about 2 minutes until fragrant and garlic is opaque. Add Olives and cook for one minute. Then add stained Pasta and Broccoli.

Add the reserved cooking water and Feta Cheese. Toss. Salt and Pepper to taste.

* Optional: Add chopped sun dried tomatoes, red pepper flakes or any chopped herbs as garnish.

* Also use leftovers as a to-go lunch – serve cold/room temp and drizzle with aged balsamic for a great pasta salad.