If you think you don't like broccoli, just try it after browning it under a grill with a little olive oil and salt! This is a great vegetarian pasta recipe, very fresh tasting and bright.
Toast the pine nuts in a heavy, dry frying pan over medium heat. Stir frequently and watch carefully so they don't burn.
Used different ingredients. This was very good. Seemed like a lot of trouble to cook the broccoli this was but it really made a difference. I added one cut up chicken breast only because this was all I made and I wanted it to have some meat. Quite yummy! - 29 Sep 2008
Altered ingredient amounts. I cooked this for Valentines Day... It was so good and delicious. The only things I didn't use were the red capsicum flakes and the spinach because I don't like those. My husband liked very much, too. It's very easy to do, too. Thanks!!! - 29 Sep 2008
Made it vegetarian. The wine and feta gave this a "fine-dining" flavour. I used diced tomatoes instead of whole to save time, and used bow-tie pasta. The broccoli had a pleasant flavour and did not get "crunchy" as I feared it might. I thawed the broccoli slightly before cooking. - 29 Sep 2008