Today we present our homemade broccoli pesto pasta and trust me you wont regret making your own pesto instead of using the store bought ones.
Check out the ingredients & methods down below:
450 grams of cooked pasta of your choice
284 grams of broccoli florets
40 grams of basil
2 garlic cloves
34 grams of pine nuts
213 grams of extra virgin olive oil
½ tsp of salt
89 grams of grated parmigiano
1 tsp of Neema sweet & spicy chilli paste
In a large pot bring water to a rapid boil.
Add the broccoli, bring the water back up to a boil for two minutes. Do not drain the water! Immediately transfer broccoli (with a slotted spoon) to a colander place under cold running water to stop further cooking.
Bring the water back to a boil, add salt and add your pasta and cook according to the package. Make sure to keep 1 cup of pasta cooking water before draining.
In a large blender or food processor, blend together broccoli, basil, garlic, pine nuts, sweet & spicy chilli paste, olive oil, salt and Parmigiano until smooth. Slowly pour in 1 cup of the pasta water until a nice sauce is formed. If the sauce is too thick, add more pasta water one tablespoon at a time.
Toss hot pasta with sauce until completely coated.