Mar 30, 2016

Broccoli Pesto Pasta Recipe



This pasta dish is the simplest one you can make. My 2 year daughters favourite pasta dish is this one and my garlic butter spaghetti..It has broccoli in them, so it is nutritious and tasty as well. i am sure this will be adults favourite too, You can make this for dinner and serve with a roast chicken or anything. 




Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 10 mins
Serves: 2

Ingredients:

Pasta - 1 cup ( i used macaroni)
Water - lots of it
Salt as needed

For Pesto:
Broccoli - 1 cup cut into florets
Cashews or Badam - 8 to 10
Garlic - 2 cloves
Parmesan Cheese - 1/4 cup
Red Chilli Flakes - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Lemon Juice - 1 tblspn or to taste
Olive Oil - 1/4 cup

Method:

Bring lots of water to a boil. Add salt to it, add in broccoli and cook for 2 mins. Drain it and set aside.

In the same pot add pasta and cook till done.

When the pasta is cooking, make pesto. take cashews, garlic, red chilli flakes, salt, parmesan cheese and pulse few times till it is blended. Add in broccoli and olive oil and pulse few times so it is coarsely crushed.

Now drain the cooked pasta and add it to a bowl, add in this pesto and toss well. Add little pasta cooking water if needed.

Serve with a sprinkling of parmesan cheese.

Pictorial:
Take your ingredients


wash and cut broccoli into pieces


boil water in a sauce pan, add salt to it


put broccoli in this


cook for 5 mins


drain and set aside
take cashews in a blender


add garlic


add salt and chilli flakes


add parmesan cheese


crush it up


add broccoli


lemon juice


ollive oil


pulse few times


now it is done
in the same water, 


add pasta


cook till done


drain it


add it back into the pot


add pesto


toss well


Serve

1 comment:

  1. Oh I dint know Pesto could be made widout Basil leaves !!! Surprising

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