Broccoli Pesto Pasta Recipe

Broccoli Pesto Pasta is a very popular recipe. Learn how to make/prepare Broccoli Pesto Pasta by following this easy recipe.
Broccoli Pesto Pasta Recipe
Preparation Time 20 Minutes
Cooking Time 20 Minutes
Difficulty Average
Recipe Type Veg.
  • ¼ cup (+2 tbsp) Hazelnuts (blanched)
  • 2 cups Broccoli Florets
  • 1½ cups Parsley Leaves (loosely packed, can include part of the stems)
  • 6 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 4 tsp Lemon Juice
  • 2 tsp Lemon Zest
  • ½ cup Mint Leaves
  • 2 tsp Capers (rinsed and drained)
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • Salt and Pepper (to taste)
  • 12 oz bow-tie Pasta
How to make Broccoli Pesto Pasta:
  • Dry roast hazelnuts until golden.
  • Remove, cool, coarsely chop, and set aside.
  • Boil broccoli in plenty of water until tender.
  • Drain and reserve 1 cup water. Rinse the broccoli florets under cold water. Drain again.
  • Blend rest of the ingredients, except pasta and 2 tbsp hazelnuts, in a food processor until smooth.
  • Cook pasta in the reserved water.
  • Add to the paste along with water.
  • Drizzle some olive oil and reserved 2 tbsp hazelnuts.
  • Serve.