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    Broccoli Pesto for Bread or As Side Dish

    Broccoli Pesto for Bread or As Side Dish. Photo by Zurie

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    35 mins

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    Zurie's Note:

    Would you believe this is great? And you can eat it with bread, especially your own fresh bread? This is also a great side dish with any meal. You could substitute the cheese with another flavourful type, and you could also use toasted almonds instead of hazelnuts, or leave out the nuts entirely. As a dip: use all ingredients. As a side dish: serve warm and use ingredients to taste, but lemon juice is a must! Taste it in the processor -- your taste has the final say!

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    1. 1
      It's best to use a head of broccoli, as the nutritious stems are also used for this.
    2. 2
      Trim the stalk ends, then slice off thinly into a pot with a little water.
    3. 3
      Parboil the stalks in boiling water, then add the florets. Cook for only about 3 minutes or until still al dente, then drain.
    4. 4
      Rinse basil and parsley and dry lightly in a clean kitchen towel.
    5. 5
      Put the broccoli, basil, parsley, garlic, nuts, lemon juice and cheese in a blender and pulse.
    6. 6
      Add salt and pepper to taste. (Please DO taste!).
    7. 7
      Add olive oil in a thin stream through the funnel until the processor can handle the ingredients and the broccoli pesto reaches a thick, paste-like consistency -- or to your taste. You want a firm consistency -- about 1/4 - 1/3 cup will be enough.
    8. 8
      Can be used at room temperature as a spread on bread, rolls and crackers, or as a warmed-up side dish.
    9. 9
      SERVINGS: as a spread it will obviously serve more people than when served as a side dish, so that is a little hard to calculate!
    10. 10
      TIME TO MAKE: I added in the time needed to toast the nuts in a pan.

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    • on July 09, 2008


      This sounds awesome. I am going to the farmers market this week and I am getting all the items i need to make this. I bet this would be great on pasta.

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    Nutritional Facts for Broccoli Pesto for Bread or As Side Dish

    Serving Size: 1 (140 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 3

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 566.7
    Calories from Fat 267
    Total Fat 29.7 g
    Saturated Fat 10.3 g
    Cholesterol 51.9 mg
    Sodium 446.2 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 55.4 g
    Dietary Fiber 25.2 g
    Sugars 10.9 g
    Protein 33.9 g

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