Pasta with Broccoli Pesto

This is nice pasta recipe for those who crave for a bit of pasta but with a healthy twist. The following recipe can also be modified to your liking. Why not add in some salmon or chicken? It’s your kitchen and it is you who decided what goes on the plate. Give it a try sooner than later.

Pasta with Broccli pesto

Yield: 4 People

For the pesto

1 Broccoli Boiled or Steamed
100 Grams Blanched Almonds
100 Grams Finely Grated Parmesan Cheese
15 Basil Leaves
½ Cup Olive Oil

For serving

4 Anchovy Fillets
3 Sticks Fresh Garlic
Parmesan Cheese
Black Pepper
Basil Leaves
Olive Oil


Use leftover cooked broccoli if you have it, if not, steam or boil a whole head of broccoli for this recipe. In a clean pan, toast slightly the almonds and cool. In a food processor, whizz the almonds till very fine. Add the remaining ingredients to make the pesto. Blend until even.

Boil the pasta according to pack instructions. Meanwhile cook the chopped garlic and anchovies in some olive oil.  Toss the pasta in the garlic and anchovy. pepper and add heaped spoonfuls of broccoli pesto and toss all together. Add more parmesan cheese and bits of roughly chopped basil leaves and serve warm or cold.

The remaining pesto can be frozen and used later.

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This recipe has been reproduced from the foodie | Issue 19 (Jan-Feb 2012).