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Broccoli pesto pasta
By : Rajeswari Vijayanand
Category : Italian, Vegetables
Servings : 2
Time Taken : 15-30 mins
Rating :
  1. Boil water and cook pasta as pet the package instructions. Drain and keep aside. Scrap the lemon to gather lemon zest.
  2. Boil water with a tsp of salt and add the broccoli and boil for 4 minutes. Drain and keep aside.
  3. Mash it with potato masher or fork roughly and mix in the pine nuts, red chilli flakes and lemon zest. In a pan, place the pasta, add the prepared broccoli pesto. Squeeze the lemon over it.
  4. Mix well and sprinkle salt and pepper as per your taste,drizzle olive oil and lastly spoon in the grated parmesan and mix well to coat the pasta.
  5. Yummy lemony broccoli pesto pasta is ready!
  6. No need to heat the the pasta after we add broccoli pesto.
  7. Olive oil helps to bind the pesto and pasta.
  8. The quantity given will serve 2 kids.

Recipe courtesy: Rak`s Kitchen

Pasta (I used Penne) - 1/2 cup
Broccoli cut into small florets - 1/2 cup
Parmesan - 2 tblsp
Lemon zest from a lemon
Lemon Juice from half of a lemon
Pine nuts - 1 tblsp
Salt and pepper - as needed
Red chilli flakes - 1 tsp
Olive oil -1 or 2 tblsp
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