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Pasta with Broccoli Pesto

Broccoli is transformed into a nutrient-rich pesto sauce, and rotini is the perfect pasta vehicle to hold it all.

Serves 6
Ready in 15 mins
Prep time 5 mins
Cooking time 10 mins
367 calories per serving


> 1 lb whole-grain rotini pasta
> 2 cups frozen chopped broccoli
> 1 cup fresh basil
> 1/2 cup grated Parmesan
> 1 small clove garlic
> 1/4 cup olive oil
> 1 tbsp lemon juice


Cook the rotini according to package directions, reserving 1 cup cooking liquid before draining
Meanwhile, microwave the broccoli 2 min., until thawed. Add to a food processor, along with the basil, Parmesan, and garlic. Pulse until very finely chopped. Add the oil and lemon juice. Pulse until mostly smooth. Season with salt to taste.
In a large bowl, toss the cooked pasta with the pesto. Add reserved cooking liquid ¼ cup at a time, as needed. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

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