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Aglio e Olio is served with spaghetti, the sauce is made by lightly sautéing minced or pressed garlic in olive oil, sometimes with the addition of dried red chilli flakes. Finely chopped parsley/Basil can be added as a garnish, along with Parmigiano-Reggiano.  Yes today I am posting Aglio e Olio with all my favorite veggies in the pasta Farfalline...

Sea bean


Almost everyone will be familiar with last 2 veggies.  Seabean when I first tasted it I just fell in love with that and tried few things which were so so excellent.  Here is a brief about the above veggies.


The sea bean, aptly named as a fresh crisp bean that looks like sea coral and has briny flavor.   Sea beans can be eaten raw, steamed, tossed into stir fries or used as a bed for sea food.  They are also known as pousse pied.


Broccolini is a green vegetable similar to broccoli but with smaller florets and longer, thin stalks. Although often misidentified as young broccoli, it is a cross between broccoli and kai-lan, Chinese broccoli. Broccolini is high in vitamin C but also contains vitamin A, calcium, folate and iron. And this is excellent vegetable for sautéing, steaming, boiling and stir frying.


Asparagus is low in calories and is very low in sodium. It is a good source of vitamin B6, calcium, magnesium and zinc, and a very good source of dietary fiber, protein, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin K, thiamin, riboflavin, rutin, niacin, folic acid, iron, phosphorus, potassium, copper, manganese and selenium.  Only young asparagus shoots are commonly eaten: once the buds start to open, the shoots quickly turn woody and become strongly flavored.

Ok coming to the recipe it’s so simple and easy.

First to prepare the veggies do the following procedure...

Sea bean - Just wash, drain and keep it aside.

Broccolini - separate like Broccoli floret, you can also use the stalks or reserve them for making soup or salad.  Wash the florets , add them in boiling water for a minute , remove and put them in the ice water to stop cooking in this way u get the vibrant green Veggie.

Asparagus - Similarly do this for asparagus. Then chop them to 1 inch pieces.

Keep all the veggies aside.

Aglio e Olio

Ingredients for sautéing:

Pasta - 1 cup any of your favorite shape cooked
Olive oil - 2 tbsp
Garlic - 3 or 4 very finely shredded
Shallots - 1 sliced (optional)
Red chilli flakes - 1/2 tbsp (you can also reduce this amount)
Basil or Parsley - 2 tbsp chopped finely
Parmigiano-Reggiano - as needed


1. Heat olive oil in the pan, before the oil is very hot add the garlic, followed by shallot slices and red chilli flakes.
2. once they are light brown add the broccolini, asparagus and the cooked pasta.
3. Now add the seabean, basil or parsely, salt (keep in mind the cheese and sea bean both has salt in it so add accordingly) give a high toss. Once sea bean is added you need not sauté for too long.
4.  Serve hot with shredded Parmigianino Reggiano.




The above is the recipe for basic Aglio e Olio recipe, you can add or minus the veggies of your choice.

Bon Appétit!!!!

You are most welcome to share any Seabean recipe in the comment section.

JishasKitchen  – (March 14, 2011 at 9:26 AM)  


Indian Khana  – (March 14, 2011 at 9:28 AM)  

Beautiful ...I too make the same but with different veggies...this is so gud the pics

KrithisKitchen  – (March 14, 2011 at 9:28 AM)  

Seabean is new to me, though I have tasted asparagus and broccolini... Lovely pics (as usual btw) and omg amazing dish...What brand is that colorful farfalle pastas?? Adore it..

Padhu Sankar  – (March 14, 2011 at 9:44 AM)  

Name itself is new to me.Pasta looks so beautiful and colorful .Dish looks yummy!

Umm Mymoonah  – (March 14, 2011 at 9:47 AM)  

I have never seen this colourful pasta, very attractive. This total combination is completely new to me. Healthy and yumm.

chef and her kitchen  – (March 14, 2011 at 10:07 AM)  

This is my hubby's kind of pasta....I prepare this way 4 him regularly......Lovely pasta...I make it similarly except the sea bean ofcourse...

divya  – (March 14, 2011 at 10:16 AM)  

Slurp, mouthwatering here, awesome clicks....

Unknown  – (March 14, 2011 at 10:24 AM)  

Colorful beautiful clicks...the colorful bows look very cute :)

Tina  – (March 14, 2011 at 11:10 AM)  

No words pavi...simply superb n fabulous...

Suman Singh  – (March 14, 2011 at 11:28 AM)  

Beautiful pasta dish..looks so healthy, delicious and yummy!

Nandita SS  – (March 14, 2011 at 11:34 AM)  

Lovely shots pavithra. The Pasta looks so cute and colourful!!!All in all a yummy post

Anu Nandu  – (March 14, 2011 at 11:38 AM)  

Pavi - this is absolutely my kinda of pasta - this is how I love it - without any sauce and lots of veggies! I'm a big fan of these colored ribbons as well. There is a local store here that is known for its olive oils and balsamic vinegars - they have the most beautiful colored pasta ever but no pictures are allowed in the store.

Love your pasta - beautiful plate of goodness!

Shubha Ravikoti  – (March 14, 2011 at 11:43 AM)  

superb.... looks awesome... i have never heard of sea bean.... where did u buy it pavi?? also the pasta is sooooooooooo pretty.... plz where did u buy that too?

@ Anu whic store is that da?

lubnakarim06  – (March 14, 2011 at 11:48 AM)  

Stunned by the pictures......very bright and that pasta colors....simple and indulging recipe...

Vimitha Durai  – (March 14, 2011 at 11:58 AM)  

The pastas look so beautiful and colorful... Lovely dish...

Panchpakwan  – (March 14, 2011 at 12:16 PM)  

Pasta looks healthy and perfect meal..Loved those corful,cute pasta.

Nithya  – (March 14, 2011 at 12:23 PM)  

Colorful and awesome :) I would hardly get any of these here.. so its a total visual treat for me :) I guess Aadhavan would have enjoyed the colorful dish a lot :)

Vidhya  – (March 14, 2011 at 12:25 PM)  

Beautiful pictures and a healthy dish.Loved your pasta.

Hamaree Rasoi  – (March 14, 2011 at 12:37 PM)  

How can someone eat such a beautifully presented food !! cute looking pasta...

Hamaree Rasoi

Unknown  – (March 14, 2011 at 12:44 PM)  

Healthy n delicious pasta! Beautiful pictures, Pavithra..Loved the presentation too..

Lidia  – (March 14, 2011 at 1:33 PM)  

Delicious recipe!! I love all that colors on the plate, great job!!

Priya Suresh  – (March 14, 2011 at 2:38 PM)  

I have tastes a salad with seabeans when we went for summer vacation, urs looks simply fabulous,loved those cute looking colourful pastas..

Unknown  – (March 14, 2011 at 3:35 PM)  

whoa, this looks incredible beautiful pavi!! cute looking pasta!

Cool Lassi(e)  – (March 14, 2011 at 3:46 PM)  

This looks fantastic! Like a work of art! I am digging all the unique ingredients in the recipe. Love the colorful bowties!

Sonia  – (March 14, 2011 at 4:00 PM)  

Wonderful and colorful pasta. Loved the additions of asparagus and broccoli to it. I am sure it must be delish too.

fiftyfinally  – (March 14, 2011 at 4:17 PM)  

I've never heard of sea-beans before, where do they come from.....and that pasta is it home-made or did you purchase it somewhere? But the sea-beans really intrique me where would i get these?

Cham  – (March 14, 2011 at 6:25 PM)  

First time i am seeing seabean they look like tender asparagus! That is full of flavor and color ur dish!

Raks  – (March 14, 2011 at 8:31 PM)  

Love this pasta a lot, love its simplicity and the bow pasta looks so pretty and cute,treat for eyes and kids would love for its appearance for sure :) Pics are excellent and the veggies are new to me except asparagus!

Jeyashris Kitchen  – (March 14, 2011 at 9:24 PM)  

Pictures are awesome and i the way of making pasta and the veggies you have used are totally new to me.

Unknown  – (March 14, 2011 at 11:04 PM)  

Your pasta looks absolutely awesome, i mean the actual pasta itself, shape, color, everything. Sea Bean is very new to me, looks great !!!

Anonymous –   – (March 14, 2011 at 11:07 PM)  

I absolutely adore your multicolored bow tie pasta! This dish looks great!

aipi  – (March 14, 2011 at 11:39 PM)  

I am so amazed every time I visit of the few blogs that I actually sit n scroll back n forth several times marveling at the sight of your dish n its presentation!!

US Masala

Aruna Manikandan  – (March 15, 2011 at 3:52 AM)  

Pasta looks very cute....
Pictures are excellent dear :)

Prema  – (March 15, 2011 at 8:48 AM)  

Love this pasta,very nice presentation...beautiful clicks!

Gayathri  – (March 15, 2011 at 2:06 PM)  

pasta looks so cute ...asusal lovely presentation ...looks so colourful

Sushma Mallya  – (March 15, 2011 at 7:25 PM)  

Pictures are so nice , I am sure kids would love to eat these colourful pasta:)

Eat Hearty  – (March 15, 2011 at 7:32 PM)  

Wow!! I'm totally spellbound!! and thanks for following me :)


Satrupa  – (March 15, 2011 at 8:45 PM)  

The pasta looks so cute ....... lovely recipe n gr8 picts.


Rama  – (March 15, 2011 at 9:20 PM)  

Ooooooooooooo what a pasta and presentation. My mouth is watering looking at this stunning presentation and vibrant photography. Thanks for introducing a new ingredient.

chef_d  – (March 15, 2011 at 9:28 PM)  

That's a gorgeous looking plate of pasta! Love all the vegetables and the vibrant colors. This is the first time I've seen seabeans and I'm intrigued.
Excellent photography!

Pavithra Elangovan  – (March 15, 2011 at 10:27 PM)  

@ Krithi those farfalline are not branded one , u can find in any italian gourmet shops, I bought those in Harry and David shop.

Pavithra Elangovan  – (March 15, 2011 at 10:29 PM)  

@ shubha I bought the seabean once in farmers market in LA, after that i happen to see them in WHolefoods, check it out there. ANd the farfalline u can check in Italian gourmet shops, i bought them in HArry and David shop.

Pavithra Elangovan  – (March 15, 2011 at 10:30 PM)  

@ fifty finally those are not home made pasta.. bought in Harry and david shop. Seabean check in farmers market or whole foods. Worth buying..sure u will love the briny and crunchy flavor of sea bean.,

Pavithra Elangovan  – (March 15, 2011 at 10:31 PM)  

Thanks all, ur comments are really encouraging and it means a lot to me.

Renata  – (March 15, 2011 at 11:54 PM)  

Pavithra, I love Aglio & Olio, and I'm sure this dish is absolutely heavenly. I'm really impressed with your photos, you're shooting like a pro!
Where are the sea beans from? Your area? I've never seen them.

Chitra  – (March 16, 2011 at 12:15 AM)  

Wow, wat a vibrant click. I wish to take pics like u :) This pasta dish is new to me. But its a real treat to our eyes. Got to know different veggies :)

Nisa Homey  – (March 16, 2011 at 1:06 AM)  

Vibrant clicks and totally impressed with ur photography skills.....a real visual treat..looks gorgeous.

Pam  – (March 16, 2011 at 10:14 AM)  

I've never seen colorful pasta like that. Beautiful photos and a lovely recipe.

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes)  – (March 16, 2011 at 3:19 PM)  

I saw this colorful pasta in local store and was in love with it @ the very first sight as i m in love with ur presentaion always....pavi looks too gorgeous to green veggie sin salads and r always treatttttt to eyes....

Sneha Benny  – (March 16, 2011 at 5:19 PM)  

Beautiful Pictures and a healthy dish !!! I have got an award for you. Please come by and collect it. :-)

Saji  – (March 17, 2011 at 1:18 AM)  

Awesome clicks...Pasta luks yum tooo
first tym here happy to follow u

Malar Gandhi  – (March 17, 2011 at 8:07 AM)  

Wow thats a healthy addition, thanks for the info' about the veggie too, will luk out for it. Ur pictures are always fascinating me.

Sarah Naveen  – (March 17, 2011 at 10:34 AM)  

Wonderful clicks Gal..they look amazing :)

Unknown  – (March 17, 2011 at 2:18 PM)  

This is absolutely colourful and stunning pavithra, those Farfalline are beautiful! i would just keep staring at the plate rather than to eat...:)

Sravs  – (March 17, 2011 at 7:16 PM)  

First time here u have wonderful blog and nice collection of dishes !! Happy to follow u !!

Pasta looks so inviting very colorful !! Loved the clicks !!

Unknown  – (March 18, 2011 at 10:57 AM)  

Fab presentation...I fell in love with your photos..and of-course yummy dish too

Love2cook Malaysia  – (March 19, 2011 at 10:28 PM)  


Ooops am I suppose to comment about the dish too? Am speechless dear! U tie my mouth everytime I reach here with superb shots! :D

Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets  – (March 20, 2011 at 2:38 PM)  

The sea beans look so beautiful. I've never seen them for sale anywhere around here, but I'm so curious and would love to try some. This dish looks so fresh and delicious. Love it!

Suganya  – (March 20, 2011 at 6:28 PM)  

Beautiful pictures... Loved the new look of ur blog...

Urmi  – (March 21, 2011 at 6:12 AM)  

Looks delicious and yummy. Wonderful presentation.
Wish you and your family a very Happy Holi.

Katie @ This Chick Cooks  – (March 30, 2011 at 7:53 AM)  

I am featuring your aglio e olio today. Thanks so much for sharing. I know that all my readers are going to love your yummy recipe!

Nisha  – (November 3, 2011 at 11:06 PM)  

I have fallen in love with your farfalle. I've never ever ever seen such colorful pastas, gosh which world have I been living in?!?!
Great pics too!

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