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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


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


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.

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


1 comment:

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


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