broccoli, Chicken-and-Broccoli-with-Basil-Pesto
Broccoli and Basil Pesto with Fusilli
Try this creamy and nutrient dense take on traditional pesto, using broccoli and walnuts to pack in the vitamins.
broccoli, Chicken-and-Broccoli-with-Basil-Pesto
Broccoli and Basil Pesto with Fusilli
Try this creamy and nutrient dense take on traditional pesto, using broccoli and walnuts to pack in the vitamins.
Servings Prep Time
6servings 5minutes
Cook Time
15minutes
Servings Prep Time
6servings 5minutes
Cook Time
15minutes
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Steam broccoli florets until tender but still bright, about 5 minutes.
  2. Blend 2 cups steamed broccoli, 2 cups basil, garlic, walnuts, olive oil, lemon juice, and Parmesan in a food processor or blender until smooth. If it stays too thick, try adding more olive oil or a couple drops of water. Let rest while cooking the pasta.
  3. Cook fusilli per package instructions, leaving slightly al dente.
  4. Toss pasta in pesto, top with remaining broccoli florets and basil leaves, and enjoy.
Recipe Notes

Complete the meal with some leftover roasted chicken.