About this recipe:Homemade basil pesto gets some extra greens with the addition of broccoli to the mix. It's delicious with a great creamy texture. Perfect for pasta or spooned on top of warm, crusty bread.
185g broccoli florets
85g fresh basil leaves
60ml extra-virgin olive oil
20g grated Parmesan cheese
35g pine nuts
6 cloves garlic, peeled
2 tablespoons vegetable stock, or more if needed
1 pinch cayenne pepper
salt and ground black pepper to taste
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Method Prep:15min › Cook:5min › Ready in:20min
Place a steamer insert into a saucepan and fill with water to just below the bottom of the steamer. Bring water to the boil. Add broccoli, cover, and steam until tender, about 3 or 4 minutes.
Blend steamed broccoli, basil, olive oil, Parmesan cheese, pine nuts, garlic, vegetable stock, cayenne pepper, salt and black pepper in a food processor or blender until it reaches the consistency you prefer.