Spicy broccoli and green olives pasta salad

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This spicy broccoli and green olives pasta salad is simple yet super delicious. 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

Italian pasta salad idea – Spicy broccoli and green olives pasta salad.
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Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Course first course
Cuisine lactose free, vegan
Servings 3 person(s)
Calories 333 kcal


  • 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


Instructions: Spicy broccoli and green olives pasta salad

  • 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.
  • 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.


5 minutes waiting time.
The nutritional values are generated automatically for indicative purposes only and are therefore not completely accurate.


Serving: 3personsCalories: 333kcal
Keyword easy pasta dish, easy vegetarian, hot vegetarian dish, olives, recipe with broccoli, traditional Italian, turmeric
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lot of love. B.

p.s. If you are looking for another amazing pasta salad recipe check my Wholemeal pasta salad with toasted chickpeas and pumpkin (foto below).

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

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