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
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Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 55 minutes

Category: first course

Cuisine: vegan, lactose free

Author: B S

Servings:  for about 3 person(s)

Spicy broccoli and green olives pasta salad

Italian pasta salad idea - Spicy broccoli and green olives pasta salad.


  • 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 below.


5 minutes waiting time.

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.

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.

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