Mid-Week Mediterranean Pasta

Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
12 mins

A simple, nourishing flavorful meal that is ready in just a few minutes, making it the perfect recipe for when time is tight.


  • 8 – 10 oz fusilli pasta
  • 2 cups small broccoli florets
  • 4oz asparagus, cut into pieces, the woody ends discarded
  • 12 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • Black olives, whole or roughly chopped
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and minced (optional)
  • ½ lemon, zest only
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • Handful arugula
  • Parsley, chopped


  1. Cook the pasta in salted water as per the pack’s instructions.
  2. With 5-6 minutes cooking time to go, place the broccoli, asparagus, and halved tomatoes in a bamboo steamer and place it on top of the pan. (Alternatively, steam these separately.)
  3. Drain the pasta, stir in the steamed vegetables, olives, olive oil, minced garlic, and lemon zest. Season to taste.
  4. Scatter the arugula on top and serve.

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