1 1/2 cups multigrain penne pasta
2 cups broccoli florets
8 cloves garlic, crushed
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 cup fresh parsley, finely chopped
1. Prepare penne according to package directions and drain. Meanwhile, steam broccoli until just tender.
2. In a large frying pan, saute garlic in olive oil until fragrant, remove from heat. Stir in pepper flakes and salt.
3. Add penne and broccoli, stirring to coat with garlic mixture. Transfer to serving dishes and sprinkle with parsley. Serve immediately.
I sometimes substitute asparagus, cut in thirds for the broccoli.