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broccoli asparagus pasta in a bowl with a brown rim with forks on a white cloth next to it.
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Broccoli asparagus pasta

This broccoli asparagus pasta is a a flavourful spring pasta, with a decadent green sauce. Easy to make, this easy weeknight meal is vegan and can be gluten free if using suitable pasta.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dinner, Main Dish
Cuisine: American, British
Servings: 3 servings
Author: Claire

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cups broccoli diced, or broccolini
  • 1 cup asparagus diced
  • small handful kale shredded
  • 1 small white onion diced
  • 3 garlic cloves minced or finely diced
  • ½ cup coriander and/or parsley
  • 6 ounces spaghetti or other pasta
  • ½ cup non-dairy milk
  • 2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar optional
  • pinch salt
  • pinch black pepper optional

Instructions

  • Prepare the asparagus by snapping, and discarding the woody ends. See above in the post for more details.
  • Cook the pasta according to packet instructions.
  • While the pasta is cooking, fry the onion and garlic in a pan in olive oil for 3-4 minutes. Add the broccoli, asparagus and kale and cook for a further 5-6 minutes until fork tender but so that the asparagus still has a 'bite' to it.
  • Add half the broccoli mixture to a food processor along with the non-dairy milk, herbs, apple cider vinegar (if using), salt and pepper. Blend to a sauce.
  • Use tongs to transfer the cooked pasta to the pan with the broccoli mixture, and spoon the sauce into the pan also. Stir well to combine. If it seems a little dry add some of the pasta water, a spoonful at a time to the consistency of your preference.
  • Plate up the pasta and sprinkle with more herbs, and a drizzle of olive oil if you like. Serve immediately and enjoy!

Notes

  • Prepare the asparagus so you don't use the woody fibrous end. See the recipe steps in the post for more details.
  • Adjust the amount of herbs and garlic to preference. This sauce has quite a subtle taste, so increase quantities if you like more garlic.
  • Reserve the pasta water and add to the sauce if it seems too dry or you prefer a less thick consistency.
  • Swap out the pasta for a gluten free alternative pasta if required.
 
Swiss Interest Group Histamine Intolerance (SIGHI) food compatibility list for histamine
All ingredients score 0 on the SIGHI list, with the exception of:
  • Apple cider vinegar, which scores 1.
  • Garlic, which scores 1.
  • Wheat (pasta), which scores 1.
  • Kale isn't rated on the SIGHI list.
  • Coriander, which scores 0 but has a ? as a liberator. There is a note 'only small amounts are well tolerated'.
  • Non-dairy milk has variable scores.
  • Black pepper, which scores 2.