This extremely flexible recipe can be adapted to include several different kinds of seasonal vegetables. In winter and spring, Salvatore Denaro might make it with Umbria's small, violet-colored artichokes; in the fall he prefers cauliflower or broccoli. A pretty alternative is pasta con cavolfiore e broccoli siciliani, with equal parts cauliflower and broccoli; the dish is also terrific made with leeks alone. More Healthy Pastas
The vegetables can be prepared up to 5 hours ahead.
Orvieto, the dry Umbrian white wine made principally from Trebbiano and Grechetto grapes, typically offers fresh flavors and a lightly almondy finish—the latter a particularly nice partner for cauliflower, which has its own nutty character.