Broccoli - Pesto Pasta

READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by PinkCherryBlossom

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.

Top Review by Smiles3

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 :)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook pasta aaccording to packet instructions.
  2. Boil broccoli for 4 minutes, drain and return to the pan.
  3. mash the broccoli and add the grated garlic and the zest of the lemon, add the chilli and pine nuts.
  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. add the cheese, toss the pasta and serve.

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