The easiest pasta sauce yet


Not a hit in this household until we became a foster home for three lovely rats – Khloe, Kourtney and Kim. I did my research and discovered that although they prefer other veggies, broccoli are among the best. So out I went and bought a basket of broccoli.

Then I checked how much I should give them.

Very, very little was the answer.

Being the person that I am, I wasn’t about to throw the broccoli. So, taking advantage of boyfriend being out for lunch, I made myself pasta with broccoli – it was so easy I felt as if I just had to share 🙂

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These are the ingredients. Together with the usual oil, salt and pepper. The font is epic because, you know…Game of Thrones.


Chop up and boil the broccoli in salt water for not more than 5 mins – they have to be tender but still firm.


In a pan put a spoonful of oil – you can use chilli oil, to make it more interesting – the garlic and three anchovies (for one person). Cook until the anchovies start to dissolve (2-3mins)


Lightly strain the broccoli (if there’s some water left, even better) and sautée them with the sauce you made

In the meantime, boil the pasta according to the directions on the box. Strain it and…


…add it to the pan with the broccoli mix…

Et voilà! You’re done. Simple, fast and healthy – what more do you want?!


Once in the serving plate you can add, to your liking: ground pepper and fresh oil (spicy or non)









About Full Of Daisies

I am permanently in love. Things I like: purple, pasta, silk, autumn, the smell of mould, candles, cachi, having friends, water, new things, rice, eggs (all eggs!), fresh grass, olive trees, shiny things, glitter, hanging objects, windcatchers, wind, couscous, wasabi, carnivores, presents, snow, leaves, orchids, feathers, cappelletti, meat, fruit (all fruit), more del gelso (Morus alba L.), pigs, candles, christmas, polenta fritta!, separating egg whites from yokes in my hands, cartoons, dragons, the ocean, nudibranchi, cows, mercury (the metal), cosmos (the flowers), thunderstorms, Mika, turtles, acquariums, green and blue (mixed), siccamores, spring, snails, 24, porc with a sweet sauce (apple, cranberry, tomatoes jam), looking at a swimming pool upsidedown and underwater, english accent, open-minded people, driving, blue skies, checkered tablecloths, butterflies, books and cartoons in rhyme, painting eggs, the star-shadows that football players have, silver, laughing, Vivaldi, bells and chimes, white and purple, creating. Complete Happiness: Early morning. Sun, with a breeze; a pond with water lilies. A house, with a garden, full of plants. A vegetable patch, lemon, orange and mandarin trees. Cosmos everywhere. Birds in the trees; a tortoise eating the salad from the vegetable patch; a mammal (I couldn’t decide which one would make me happier) close by. No houses for as far as the eye can see. Me, a man that loves me and that I love. Friends coming over for a lunch that I have to prepare, and have all the ingredients for all ready in the kitchen.


  1. Questa, per quanto semplice, non la sapevo. (come se conoscessi un’infinità di ricette invece..). Secondo te va bene anche senza acciughe?


    • margherita24

      Si, secondo me va bene anche senza acciughe ma…verra’ meno saporita! Prova ad aggiungere mandorle.. diversa, ma sfiziosa 🙂


  2. Clyo

    Sto provando ORA. Ho fatto l’ennesima modifica: non solo mandrel, ma un mix di “nuts”


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