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Vegetarian Pasta Puttanesca

Vegetarian Pasta Puttanesca

Our vegetarian Pasta Puttanesca is a super tasty and quick pasta dish! What makes it, is a rich tomato sauce with tangy capers, pungent garlic and salty olives! Ready in 25 minutes, it's a great recipe to use when you're short on time but don't want to compromise on flavour!
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine Italian, Vegetarian
Servings 4 portions


  • 2 large garlic cloves crushed or finely chopped
  • ½ chilli thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp capers with 2 tbsps of caper brine
  • 16 olives sliced into rounds
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tin chopped tomatoes (400g)
  • 160 g broccoli cut into small florets
  • 300 g pasta
  • ½ lemon juice only
  • 50 g parmesan finely grated
  • a handful or parsley, chopped optional


  • In a large frying pan, heat a tbsp of oil. Tip in chopped garlic, chilli, capers with brine, sliced olives and a pinch of salt. Fry for 2 minutes.
  • In the meantime, cut broccoli into small florets. Add them to the frying pan, alongside tomato paste and tinned chopped tomatoes. Stir, cover with a lid and simmer for 8-10 minutes, or until your broccoli softens but still retains a bit of crunch.
  • Cook your pasta following the packet instructions.
  • When pasta and broccoli are cooked, mix the sauce into the pasta, squeeze half of the lemon in and stir. Top with grated cheese and fresh parsley, if using!
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