Admittedly, my husband doesn’t like it when I make this pasta. I always end of making it when I’m not eating with him. He is a tomato sauce kind of guy. I MUCH rather have garlic and oil!!

Yesterday was a cr-azy day for me. I had MULTIPLE conference calls and about a ga-zillion emails. I couldn’t leave my house and Bill was nice enough to take the kids to the park for HOURS to give me the quiet I needed to get through it all. In between calls, I whipped my summer pasta up and made the full pound so we can all have leftovers tonight. Bill is usually a “salad guy” in the evening anyway.


  • 1/2 red onion
  • 6 cloves of garlic
  • 1 bag of frozen broccoli
  • 1 tomato
  • olive oil
  • salt and pepper


Step 1: Chop everything and cook on medium heat. Start with the onions and garlic (I use a microplane) and about a 1/4 cup of oil. Then add the frozen broccoli and cook through. Salt and Pepper and when you have about 4 minutes left of cooking time, throw in a chopped up tomato.

** If you feel that there isn’t enough oil in the pan you can always add more OR you can add 1/4 cup of the pasta water. Sometimes I do both.

Step 2: After your pasta boils, toss together with mixture and let sit for a few minutes.

You can add cheese if you’d like, but I eat it just like this. YUM! You can also do this with ANY type of vegetable on hand. Zucchini, asparagus, squash, roasted peppers – whatever you have – throw it in!

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