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Simple Linguine with Broccoli Rabe, Olives & Garlic

Pasta Broccoli Rabe

Pasta Broccoli Rabe

Broccoli rabe has a unique flavour that is highlighted beautifully next to a silky pasta. Adding the salty olives and punchy garlic brings it all together for a quick and easy weeknight meal.

Serves: 8




  • 1 packet good-quality linguine
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ cup green peas
  • 1 bunch broccoli rabe
  • ⅓ cup basil pesto
  • ½–¾ cup olives
  • 2 tbsp garlic (I’ve used roasted but you could use fresh, just reduce to 1 tbsp & roughly chop)
  • Sea salt, to taste
  1. Cook linguine according to packet instructions.
  2. Meanwhile, heat olive oil in large frying pan over medium–high heat.
  3. Add peas and broccoli rabe and sauté for 2-3 mins.
  4. Add pesto, olives and garlic and cook for 1 min.
  5. Taste and add salt as desired.
  6. Once cooked, drain pasta and tip into sauce, tossing to combine and finishing with extra drizzle of olive oil.



Meg Thompson

Meg Thompson is a practising naturopath, cook, mother, writer and passionate wholefood enthusiast based in Melbourne. Meg’s interest in health, food and the role of food as medicine has shaped her career and lifestyle. Following an early career in psychology and education, she completed studies in naturopathy, nutrition and herbal medicine and now runs a successful clinical practice. Meg works from a philosophy that food is much more than something to fill our bellies, but a source of nourishment, deliciousness, education, ritual and celebration, best shared with those we love.