High Protein Broccoli Pesto Pasta

  • Prep Time: 20 Mins
  • Cooking Time: 15 Mins
  • Total Time: 35 Mins
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Serving: 2

Ingredients

  • Prolicious penne pasta: 100 g
  • Broccoli: 150 g
  • Basil leaves: ½ cup
  • Cherry tomatoes: 6 nos
  • Garlic: 3 flakes
  • Almonds/pine nuts: 4 nos.
  • Olive oil: 3 tbsp
  • Black pepper: 1 tsp
  • Salt to taste

Instructions for pesto sauce

  1. In hot water, add the broccoli florets. Keep them in for about 30 secs.
  2. Remove the broccoli from the hot water, transfer them into cold water. Keep aside for 30 secs.
  3. In a blender add the blanched broccoli, basil leaves, garlic flakes, black pepper, salt and olive oil. Blend well until it forms a paste.
  4. Add a cup a water to adjust the consistency. Give a final blend.
  5. Pesto sauce is ready.

Instructions for pasta

  1. In a saucepan, add pesto sauce and add some water. Mix well.
  2. Add the cherry tomatoes and let them cook for about 2 mins.
  3. Now add the pre boiled pasta. Mix well.
  4. Cover the saucepan with a lid. Cook for 5 mins.
  5. Serve hot.

Notes, Tips & Facts 

Broccoli can be blanched quickly. Notice when the broccoli turns bright green from dull green.