Broccoli pesto

Broccoli pesto

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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.


Serves: 8 

  • 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

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:5min  ›  Ready in:20min 

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

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