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Broccoli pesto

Looking for a delicious and healthy pasta sauce? Try broccoli pesto. This recipe is perfect for any type of pasta, and it's easy to make.


3 c broccoli (broccoli florets and cut stem, about 1 head)
4 stk herbs (optional, basil or parsley)
1⁄2 c cheese (Parmesan or another hard cheese, coarsely grated)
1 clv garlic (peeled)
1 T juice (optinal, lemon juice)
1⁄3 c pine nuts (or other nuts coarsely chopped)
  seasoning (salt and pepper to taste)


Steam the broccoli until it begins to soften but it is still green and resistant to the bite, 3-6 minutes.

Place the steamed broccoli in a food processor with basil, Parmesan cheese, garlic, olive oil and lemon juice.

Pulse until blended, then season with salt and pepper to taste.

Total time
16 minutes
Cooking time
Preparation time
1 batch


You can blanch the broccoli 4-8 minutes in boiling water.

Use any kind of nuts you prefer. Almonds, walnuts and hazelnuts also go well.