Monday, May 23, 2011

Monday Munchies: Macaroni with broccoli and tomatoes!

Monday Munchies are back! Mondays will be days to feed the tummy or the mind, so I'll keep alternating between books and recipes from now on!

Today's recipe is perfect for the warmer days ahead, it's very easy to make, very healthy and very quick! As usual, has been taken from the Spanish magazine "Easy Cooking" and translated by yours truly.

Macaroni with broccoli and tomatoes
Serves 4


- 1 small broccoli head
- 1 onion
- 1/4 kg cherry tomatoes
- 300 gr macaroni
- 80 gr grated cheese
- olive oil
- salt & pepper


- Wash the broccoli and cut the head into flowerets. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Add the macaroni, cook for 8 to 10 minutes until it's al dente (tender but not too much). Drain and reserve them.

- Peel and cut the onion into julienne. Heat a tablespoon of oil in a pan and saute the onion for about 8 minutes, till it starts to brown. Add salt and pepper, then the broccoli and saute 2 more minutes.

- Wash the cherry tomatoes and cut them in half. Add them to the onion and broccoli and saute for about 3-4 more minutes. Add half a glass of water and a pinch of salt. Cover and let boil for 5 or 6 minutes, till all the juices are gone.

- Mix the veggies with the pasta. Mix well, add a drizzle of olive oil. Serve sprinkled with the grated cheese.

- Enjoy!


  1. That looks so good! I'll have to try it!

  2. Mmmmm- noodles, broccoli, and tomatoes?! May have to give this one a try!

  3. That looks SO good! I may give this a try tonight! :)

  4. Hi Pili!
    So nice to see a great food inspiration. I have been very bad and unmotivated to cook this month. This means that my food is not very exciting at all. Something simple like broccoli and tomatoes can make great food. I must go back to the basic!
    Thank you for the inspiration!

  5. Oh yumyumyums! I love broccoli and tomatoes together :)

  6. That looks so great -- and healthy! I'm such a sucker for easy pasta recipes.

  7. this sounds so yummy! i think i will try it for dinner tomorrow!


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