Broccoli Pesto Pasta

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Broccoli Pesto Pasta

Pesto! I find that people either like it or they don’t. I love it, so a broccoli pesto pasta recipe sounds right up my alley. This recipe was taken from the 131method.

My alterations to the broccoli pesto pasta recipe and how I simplify it:

I use the Costco brand of pesto for this broccoli pesto pasta recipe. By doing that your only ingredients are broccoli, pesto, zucchini noodles (or noodles of choice).

I steam the broccoli, then mash it with a fork, add some pesto – to taste – start with a few spoonfuls and add more if you feel like it needs it. I make zucchini noodles, which I saute in a pan with a little avocado oil, then I add the broccoli mixture just until heated. Plate it and add the macadamia nuts.

Ingredients
  • 2 cups (170g) broccoli florets
  • 2 cups (38g) basil leaves
  • ½ cup (60g) dry roasted macadamia nuts
  • 3 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1½ tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • ½ shallot, chopped
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 4 bags Miracle Noodles, drained and rinsed (or substitute zucchini noodles)
Directions
Steam the broccoli in a steamer basket until tender (about 5 minutes).
Add broccoli and remaining ingredients (except noodles) to a large food processor and process until thick and smooth.
Add noodles to a pot and heat over medium for 1 minute. Add pesto and stir to coat for 2 minutes.
Divide among four plates, and serve.
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Wishing you HEALTH and HAPPINESS!