Recipe: Garlic-Broccoli Pasta with Italian Vinegar

Featuring Chaparral Gardens Artisan Vinegars’ savory Italian vinegar, this recipe for garlic-broccoli pasta is fast and delicious. Consider serving it with your favorite style of chicken or shrimp.

CHGA_Italian_bottleOur Italian Vinegar is made with all of our fresh herbs grown here on the farm: oregano, rosemary, thyme and a hint of garlic. This is our only savory vinegar. We love using the Italian as a steak marinade. Use a couple tablespoons per steak in a ziplock for two hours and then throw on the grill with a little salt and pepper. Yum!
—Cari of Chaparral Gardens


  • 1/2-pound pasta
  • 1 head of broccoli, cut into florets
  • 1 onion
  • 6 or more garlic cloves
  • 1/2-cup olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 5 Tbs. of Chaparral Gardens Italian Vinegar
  • 1/3-cup of grated parmesan cheese
  • A squeeze of lemon and finely chopped parsley for garnish

broccoli plate

Cook your favorite pasta (spiral pasta or shells always look great).

Sauté onions and garlic in olive oil. Add broccoli florets and sauté (try not to overcook).

Add all ingredients to pasta and mix. Top with Chaparral Gardens Italian Vinegar, a squeeze of lemon, a little parsley and a drizzle more of olive oil.

Foodie Awards:

  • Blackberry Balsamic 2011 SOFI Gold for best salad dressing
  • Pacific Spice 2011 SOFI Silver for best flavor enhancer
  • Champagne Mimosa 2012 SOFI Silver finalist for best shelf stable foodservice product


You can purchase Chaparral Gardens Artisan Vinegars online at, at more than a dozen local wine tasting rooms, and at a number of specialty food outlets including Nature’s Touch Harvest and Nursery and J & R Meats in Templeton, Lazy Acres Market in Santa Barbara, A Matter of Taste in Cambria, and all three Central Coast We Olive stores. View a list of outlets offering these wonderful products If you would like to have a private tasting in their Highway 41 tasting room, contact Craig to set up a time: 805/703-0829

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