Listen up -- this dish is fantastic!
Maybe you've never heard of this little disc-shaped pasta. It gets its name from its shape -- it resembles a little ear -- and is common in Southern Italy. You're sure to love the simplicity and taste of orecchiette pasta with broccoli rabe. It's a perfect start for a new year of Meatless Monday meals!
Bring on the good eating habits!
The holidays are winding down and as much as we love the cookies, drinks and decadent meals of the season, it's time to get back into a healthier eating pattern.
Did you make a resolution to eat better in the New Year? Perhaps you decided that you'll participate in Meatless Monday and eliminate meat from your meals at least one day a week? If so, this is the perfect dish for either resolution!
A trifecta: easy, tasty, healthy!
It doesn't get much easier (or tastier) than putting together a simple, healthy and meatless pasta dish. You know pasta is versatile, but have you ever had it with broccoli rabe? You might see broccoli rabe referred to as rapini. It grows in long, thin and leafy stalks with small florets (that look like the florets of regular broccoli) and has a slightly bitter taste. It's loaded with minerals, folate, calcium and iron and is available nearly year-round.
You heard it here first! This dish is tasty, healthy and great for a Meatless Monday meal!
Orecchiette pasta with broccoli rabe recipe
If you have committed to going meatless at least once a week, good for you! You'll be on track to potentially reducing your risk of certain cancers, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity. You'll also help cut back on resources like water and fuel as well as help to reduce greenhouse gases.
Try these Meatless Monday meals