Orecchiette with anchovies and purple sprouting broccoli

Orecchiette with anchovies and purple sprouting broccoli

  • serves 2
  • Easy

This recipe for orecchiette with anchovies and purple sprouting broccoli is ready in just 20 minutes and comes in under 500 calories - perfect for a midweek meal. Ricotta salata is a salted, pressed dried cheese, which is used for grating in southern Italy. You can buy it from some cheese shops or ocado.com.



  • orecchiette 200g
  • purple sprouting broccoli 200g
  • anchovies 1 tin, drained
  • garlic 1 clove, thinly sliced
  • chilli 1 red, finely chopped
  • red wine vinegar
  • ricotta salata or parmesan grated, to serve


  • Step 1

    Cook the orecchiette. After 5 minutes, add the purple sprouting broccoli — this should be well cooked, not crunchy.

  • Step 2

    Meanwhile, roughly chop the anchovies and put in a pan with a little of their oil. Heat gently and add the garlic and chilli. Cook until the anchovies begin to break down and the garlic turns translucent. Drain the pasta and broccoli and add the anchovy mixture. Season with pepper. Sprinkle on some red wine vinegar and cheese.

Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 462
  • Carbs 85.1g
  • Protein 22.1g
  • Fat 3.7g
  • Salt 2.5g
  • Fibre 7.6g