Broccoli Pesto Pasta

Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 2
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Course: Main Recipe
Technique: Boil Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 1/2 cup - pasta
  • 1/2 cup - broccoli (cut into small florets)
  • 2 tbsp - parmesan
  • lemon zest from 1 lemon
  • lemon juice from 1/2 lemon
  • 1 tbsp - pine nuts
  • salt and pepper as needed
  • 1 tsp - red chilli flakes
  • 1-2 tbsp - olive oil

How to Make Broccoli Pesto Pasta

  • Boil water and cook the pasta as per the package instructions. Drain and keep aside.
  • Scrap the lemon to gather lemon zest.
  • Boil water with 1 tsp of salt, add the broccoli and boil for 4 minutes. Drain and keep aside.
  • Mash the broccoli with a potato masher or fork roughly and mix in the pine nuts, red chilli flakes and lemon zest.
  • Place the pasta in a pan and add the broccoli pesto. Squeeze a lemon over it.
  • Mix well and sprinkle salt and pepper as per taste, drizzle some olive oil, spoon in the grated parmesan and mix well to coat the pasta.
  • Recipe and Image courtesy: Rak`s Kitchen