I’ve made this Broccoli Asparagus Primavera 3 times in the last two weeks, and I’m getting ready to make it again. 🙂 It is basically the perfect dish for me because it’s full of crunchy vegetables and tomato sauce, it only takes 15 minutes to make, and it tastes great on top of, or with, so many different healthy sides.

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It’s really quite simple, all you need is a crown of broccoli, a bunch of thin asparagus, a handful of cherry tomatoes, strained tomatoes, chopped tomatoes, and lots of yummy herbs.

Now, if I was single, I would be eating this Broccoli Asparagus Primavera ALL of the time. I can’t stress enough how much I love a quick vegetable and tomato sauce.

The fact that my fiancé has been loving it too is why I’m posting this recipe now.

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Normally my fiancé wouldn’t be on board with eating a vegetable primavera sauce so often, but since it is such a versatile dish, I can make it over and over again, without him getting sick of it.

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We’ve been eating this Broccoli Asparagus Primavera with zoodles, sweet potatoes, and quinoa pasta.

We’ve also been eating it with paleo meatballs (recipe coming soon!), grilled chicken, and grilled eggplant. The possibilities are truly endless.

And the broccoli and asparagus flavors and crunch are just so refreshingly delightful!

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Broccoli Asparagus Primavera (paleo, GF)

Servings: 2 -4
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1.5 Tbs minced garlic OR you can thinly slice 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1 Tbs olive oil
  • 1 crown of broccoli
  • a sprinkle of crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 of a bunch of asparagus, (I used about 35 thin asparagus), cut the hard bottoms off of each asparagus and then cut the rest into 3 pieces
  • 6 Tbs water, , divided
  • 1/2 cup of cherry tomatoes, (cut in half)
  • 1 cup chopped tomatoes, ( I use the Pomi brand )
  • 1 cup strained tomatoes, ( I also use Pomi for these)
  • 1/2 tsp dried sweet basil
  • 1/4 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp honey

Instructions

  • Put the minced or sliced garlic and 1 Tbs of olive oil into a large frying pan, mix, and heat over medium/high heat.
  • Cut up the broccoli crown into small florets and put into the pan. Mix everything around and then let everything cook for about 3 minutes.
  • Then add 4 Tbs of water and a sprinkle of crushed red pepper flakes to the pan. Mix everything together with a spatula and let everything cook for another 3 minutes.
  • Add the cut up asparagus, 2 Tbs of water, and 1/2 cup of the halved cherry tomatoes to the pan. Lower the heat to medium, mix and cook for another 3 minutes.
  • Add 1 cup of chopped tomatoes, 1 cup of strained tomatoes, 1/2 tsp of basil, 1/4 tsp of oregano, 1/2 tsp of salt, 1/4 tsp of ground black pepper, and 1 tsp of honey to the pan. Mix, and cook for 6 minutes, mixing every so often.
Author: Dominique | Perchance to Cook