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    Broccoli - Pesto Pasta

    Total Time:

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    15 mins

    5 mins

    10 mins

    PinkCherryBlossom's Note:

    Broccoli makes a deliciously quick pesto - type sauce when briefly cooked and mashed with garlic, lemon, chilli and pine nuts. I use castelli cheese as I am veggie, if us are not use grana padano cheese. This is a "superfood" dish a good source of vitamins.

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Cook pasta aaccording to packet instructions.
    2. 2
      Boil broccoli for 4 minutes, drain and return to the pan.
    3. 3
      mash the broccoli and add the grated garlic and the zest of the lemon, add the chilli and pine nuts.
    4. 4
      Drain the pasta and add the pesto. Cut the lemon in half and squeeze over the juice. Pour in the olive oil and season to taste.
    5. 5
      add the cheese, toss the pasta and serve.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on November 29, 2008

      55

      perfect recipe....didn't follow exactly as said below but thats because i use everything as a general guideline because im too picky but it tastes just like my mom used to make it THANKS :)

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    Nutritional Facts for Broccoli - Pesto Pasta

    Serving Size: 1 (225 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 614.9
     
    Calories from Fat 223
    36%
    Total Fat 24.8 g
    38%
    Saturated Fat 3.6 g
    18%
    Cholesterol 3.3 mg
    1%
    Sodium 88.0 mg
    3%
    Total Carbohydrate 92.4 g
    30%
    Dietary Fiber 14.5 g
    58%
    Sugars 1.5 g
    6%
    Protein 12.8 g
    25%

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