Broccoli Pesto Pasta Recipe with step by step pictures. Broccoli pasta is made with pasta, broccoli with garlic.
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.
About this Recipe
Broccoli is a cabbage family edible green plant with a large flowering head, stalk, and small associated leaves that are eaten as a vegetable. Broccoli belongs to the Italica cultivar group of the Brassica oleracea species.
It is a nutrient-dense vegetable that may benefit your health in a variety of ways, including lowering inflammation, improving blood sugar control, increasing immunity, and promoting heart health. Keep in mind, however, that good health does not come from a single food.
It can be eaten raw or cooked. Broccoli is an excellent source of vitamin C and vitamin K. Boiling depletes the sulfur-containing glucosinolate compounds, isothiocyanates, and sulforaphane content, which is better preserved by steaming, microwaving, or stir- frying.
Pesto, also known as Pesto alla Genovese, is an Italian sauce that originated in Genoa, the capital city of Liguria. Crushed garlic, European pine nuts, coarse salt, basil leaves, and hard cheese such as Parmigiano-Reggiano or Pecorino Sardo are traditionally blended with olive oil.
What is pesto pasta made of?
Pesto, also known as pesto alla genovese, is an Italian sauce madewith fresh basil leaves, pine nuts, garlic, salt, Parmesan cheese, andolive oil.
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Ingredients for Broccoli Pesto Pasta
Fresh pasta frequently contains eggs, the flavours of dried and fresh pastas are likely to differ. Similarly, the flavours of egg noodles, soba noodles, and rice noodles will differ due to the different ingredients.
Raw broccoli has a vegetal, slightly sweet, and slightly bitter flavour. It tastes very different from cooked broccoli, which is usually sweeter. Cooked broccoli can be very tender, crisp-tender, or still crunchy depending on the cook time and method.
Parmesan Cheese :
Parmesan cheese has a hard, gritty texture and a fruity, nutty flavour. It is typically eaten grated over pastas or in soups and risottos, but it can also be eaten on its own as a snack.
Dry Red Chillies :
Red chilies were introduced to India by Portuguese traders from Mexico. India is now the world leader in the cultivation of dry red chilies. Red chilies are more commonly consumed in hotter regions of India, such as Rajasthan, because they help to keep the blood clean and thin.
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Broccoli Pesto Pasta Recipe
- 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 - ¼ cup
- Red Chilli Flakes - 1 tsp
- Salt to taste
- Lemon Juice - 1 tblspn or to taste
- Olive Oil - ¼ 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.
Broccoli Pesto Pasta Recipe Step by Step
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