Broccoli, Kale and Cauliflower Pasta


Prep time:

15 mins

Total time:

30 mins

Cook time:

15 mins



500 grams buckwheat pasta (or alternative spaghetti pasta)

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 brown onion, diced

6-8 large cloves garlic, thinly sliced

1 head broccoli, chopped into small pieces

½ head cauliflower, chopped into small pieces

2 cups kale, stalks removed and chopped into small pieces

1 cup purple cabbage, chopped into small pieces

to garnish

salt, pepper, chilli flakes, olive oil, lemon zest and lemon juice



  1. Half fill a large pot with water and place on the stove to boil. Once water is boiling add spaghetti and cook as per instructions on packet.
  2. While the pasta is cooking heat a large pan or wok on medium heat. Add olive oil, garlic and onion. Sautee for a few minutes.
  3. Add broccoli, cauliflower, kale. Let sit for a few minutes and wilt. Add in cabbage. Let the vegetables cook for about 5 minutes. You want the vegetables to still have some crunch so do not overcook.
  4. Once pasta has cooked, drain and stir into the pan with the vegetables. When vegetables are ready, take pan off the heat and season with salt and pepper, grate lemon zest, juice of a lemon and chilli flakes. Serve into bowls.

There is something comforting about a big bowl of warm spaghetti noodles... add in crispy vegetables, lashings of garlic, tart lemon and spicy chilli and you have an incredibly nutritious meal.  Broccoli, Cauliflower, Kale and Cabbage are in season at the moment so make the most of these crucifeous beauties.  Why? They are high in vitamin A carotenoids, vitamin C, folic acid, and fiber. They are also rich in sulfur containing compounds called glucosinolates which support detoxification. With this recipe don't be shy to add in more garlic, I think it really makes the dish that much more enjoyable.  I have suggested 6-8 cloves, however garlic bulbs vary in sizes of cloves so add more if you feel it needs it.  I love this dish vegan, however if you want extra flavour a sprinkle of feta or goats cheese would be delicious.

If you are on the lookout for more broccoli, cauliflower or kale recipes head to our friends 5+ A Day, they have lots of meal inspo! Enjoy! Jx