Veggie spaghetti – green and vibrant

This is a recipe from the force of nature that is Jamie Oliver – I think this fresh and vibrantly green veggie spaghetti  is perfect for a Saturday lunch.

cavolo spaghettiCavolo Nero and Olive Oil Spaghetti 


500g cavolo nero, trimmed and chopped

2 garlic cloves, left whole

Extra virgin olive oil

320g dried spaghetti

Couple of handfuls of finely grated Parmesan


Bring two pans of salted water to the boil. Put cavolo nero and garlic cloves into one and bring  back to the boil. Reduce heat to medium and cook for ten mins.

Drain the leaves and set aside to steam dry for a few minutes. Please them and the garlic in a liquidiser with a pinch of sea salt, black pepper and a few lugs of oilive oil, blitz until smooth.

Cook your spaghetti until it’s al dente, drain, reserving a mug of the water.

Toss the dressing through the pasta, loosening with the reserved pasta water if necessary. Stir through most of the Parmesan and serve with the remaining cheese scattered on the top. A few toasted pine nuts might be nice – as well as a glass of Pinot Grigio.