Spicy broccoli and green olives pasta salad


A combination of green olives*, a slightly crunchy spiced broccoli, red onion and cellery. Rich and flavourful, unusual pasta salad.

Spicy broccoli and green olives pasta salad
Preparation time
Cooking time
Waiting time 5m


For 4 Person(s)


  • 300 g broccoli
  • 0.5 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 0.5 tsp cayenne pepper or chili pepper
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 3 tbsp (or more) olive oil
  • salt to taste
  • 160 g small pasta (me orzo pasta)
  • 80 g green olives (me Citres olives)
  • 1 tbsp (or more) olive oil
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 small red onion
  • 1 cellery stalk
  • parsley leaves

Spicy broccoli and green olives pasta salad Directions

  1. Divide the broccoli into florets and cut them in half. Mix 3 tablespoons of oil with curry powder, turmeric, thyme, cayenne pepper and salt. Combine the florets and and stir to spread the vegetable with prepared mix. Place the broccoli on a baking tray covered with baking paper and cook in a preheated static oven at 180 ° C for about 25 minutes. Take out from the oven and let it cool down.

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  2. Cook the pasta following the manufacturer's instructions. Drain and combine 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Mix and set aside to cool down. Meanwhile, chop the onion, mix it with vinegar and let rest for 5 minutes. Slice the olives, and celery stalk and chop some parsley leaves. Stir together the pasta with broccoli and the rest of the ingredients and serve.

    lot of love. B.

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Recipe notes

* This post was born thanks to the collaboration with the company Citres - excellent Italian pickled food products.

Nutrition facts

(diet, vegetarian, lactose free)
Per Serving


Monday, 02 April 2018
Loved it. Perfectly balanced - Gerry

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