Broccoli & Asparagus Pasta – No meat Thursday

I watched an incredible program last night called “Hungry for Change”. I must say it was eye opening to learn some facts about foods available to us and the labels on the boxes. I have always been health conscious but I now understand so much more about nutrition facts and the deceptive labels on foods we consume.


It has been an insane week. I can’t believe that it’s Friday and am looking forward to a long weekend. I feel exhausted and this dish took me no time to prepare. It’s delicious, healthy and is ready in under 30 minutes. I used whole grain linguine, made arugula pesto, added broccoli and asparagus and Vola!, a vitamin packed meal.



I love the combination of broccoli and pasta. I am also loving the flavor of pesto with whole grain pasta. When boiling whole grain pasta take the time to fully cook it. It tastes better.


Broccoli & Asparagus Pasta

Broccoli & Asparagus Pasta Recipe
Dinner, Lunch, Vegetarian, Pasta
Cooks in   
  • 1 cup broccoli, cut into small florets
  • 1/2 bunch asparagus, cut into thirds
  • 1/2 package whole grain linguine
  • salt
  • 1/4 cup arugula pesto (see below)
  • Arugula Pesto
  • 2 cups fresh arugula
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • handful of pine nuts and walnuts
  • Blend together in a blender until well combined
  • 1. Boil salted water and cook linguine until al dente.
  • 2. Add broccoli and asparagus to pasta and cook another 2-3 min. You want the vegetables to have a crunch and still retain the nutrients.
  • 3. Drain, combine with pesto and serve.



  1. says

    Isn’t that an amazing documentary? It was a lot of what I knew already but it was done so well that it reenergized me after I watched it. I think everyone should be required to watch it!

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