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Luscious Lemon Broccoli Pesto Pasta

Indulge in a nourishing and satisfying bowl of Luscious Lemon Broccoli Pesto Pasta! This delightful dish features a creamy homemade broccoli pesto made from fresh basil, Parmesan cheese, garlic, extra virgin olive oil, and a hint of lemon. Paired with your choice of pasta and topped with extra Parme...
4
15 min
TOTAL TIME
545
CALORIES
$2.09
PER SERVING
Luscious Lemon Broccoli Pesto Pasta
Directions
8 STEPS
5 min
PREP TIME
10 min
COOK TIME
15 min
TOTAL TIME
1
In a large pot, bring water to a boil.
2
Add the kosher salt and pasta to the boiling water, and cook according to the package directions.
3
Reserve 1 cup of pasta cooking water and drain the pasta.
4
In a food processor or blender, combine the thawed broccoli florets, grated Parmesan, minced garlic, basil leaves, extra virgin olive oil, and lemon juice.
5
Season the mixture with salt and freshly ground pepper, and process until smooth.
6
In a large bowl, toss the pasta with the broccoli pesto, adding the reserved pasta cooking liquid as needed to coat the pasta evenly.
7
Season with additional salt and pepper to taste, and divide the pasta among serving dishes.
8
Top each serving with lemon zest, additional Parmesan, chopped walnuts, and a drizzle of olive oil.
Health Info
Macros
58g
CARBS
29g
FAT
15g
PROTEIN
Allowed on these diets
GLUTEN FREE
LACTOSE FREE
VEGETARIAN
Contains these allergens
MILK
TREE NUTS
WHEAT
Frequently Asked Questions
How much pesto for 1 lb of pasta?
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Does pesto sauce include lemon juice?