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Penne With Broccoli, Chili, and Capers [Vegan]

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Warm, satisfying, and nourishing, this penne dish with broccoli, chili, capers, and tomatoes is the ideal pasta dinner. It's simple, requires no fancy ingredients, and is super flavorful. Take 15 minutes out of your day and whip this recipe up, you won't regret it.

Penne with Broccoli, Chili, and Capers [Vegan]

This Recipe is :

High Carb Vegan Vegan




  • 5.6-6.3 ounces gluten-free penne, or pasta of your choice
  • 1 broccoli head, cut into florets
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon capers
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, lightly crushed
  • 4 cherry tomatoes, sliced
  • Salt, black pepper, and chili flakes, to taste


  1. Bring a large pot of water to boil. Add salt and baking soda (this will keep the broccoli vibrantly green), and then the broccoli florets. Let boil until tender, but not mashed.
  2. Heat olive oil in a pan and add garlic, capers, and chili flakes. When the garlic gets golden brown, add the tender broccoli florets along with some of the broccoli cooking water. Crush the broccoli a little to form a coarse texture and let simmer for few minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and discard the garlic. Taste for salt.
  3. In a bowl, toss the sliced tomatoes with a little olive oil, salt, and black pepper.
  4. Cook the penne in salted water, according to the packet instructions, until al dente. Drain and add to the pan with broccoli. Toss well to coat over heat for about 2 minutes. Serve in pasta plates and garnish with sliced tomatoes.





Delicious and innovative plant-based and gluten-free food inspired by Mediterranean flavors. Kuteer and Trisha are the founders of Foodie Awareness, where they share their passion for delicious and innovative plant-based and gluten-free food. Kuteer is a professional gourmet chef and recipe developer, Trisha is a nutritional therapist in-the-making and does the photography as well as the writing for the blog. They live on the beautiful Mediterranean island Ibiza where they also offer services as private chef, catering and cooking classes.



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Elaine Cloninger
2 Years Ago

Not vegan if the pesto has cheese in it.

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