So I probably could’ve come up with a catchier title than this. Like Vampire Killer Broccoli with a Bite pasta… wait, is that really any better? Hah. Probably not. While sometimes I miss witty catchphrases and HEDs/DEKs, other times I’m thankful for SEO, which makes my job of titling blog posts a whole lot easier.
But seriously, this pasta isn’t for the vampire lovers. Nope, it’s for the garlic lovers and those who aren’t afraid of a little zing when it comes to their broccoli.
Broccoli rabe has a mustardy, bitter taste that holds up well against the depth of whole grain pasta, making it the perfect flavor-heavy veggie to pair with all the garlic in this dish. Because of its natural bite, this recipe needn’t more than a handful of other ingredients to make it complete. Simplicity at its best, but a far cry away from a straightforward plate of pasta and jarred sauce.
Packed with a triple dose of A power (vitamin A from the rabe, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory inducing action from the garlic), this one’s loaded with health-thriving acceleration too. You know, just in case you need a little more than garlic breath up your sleeve to fight off all those fanged creatures in your life.