Quick Clean Eating Recipe

Whole Wheat Pasta with Broccoli Pesto

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Whole Wheat Pasta with Broccoli Pesto
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Difficulty:
easy
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Preparation:
15 min.
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ready in 35 min.
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Broccoli contains an abundance of vitamin C, which is important for a healthy immune system. Additionally, whole-wheat pasta contains plenty of fiber and B vitamins, while the cheese brings protein and bone-strengthening calcium to the plate.

To ensure that as much vitamin C as possible is retained from the broccoli, you should cook it very briefly and in very little water. If you can, steaming the vegetables is a better option. 

Ingredients

for
4
Ingredients
18 ounces Whole wheat shell pasta
salt
4 sprigs Basil
7 ounces Broccoli
2 ounces Hazelnuts (skinned)
6 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons freshly grated Cheese (such as Parmesan or Pecorino)
freshly ground peppers
How healthy are the main ingredients?
Broccoliolive oilBasilsalt

Preparation steps

1.

Cook pasta in salted boiling water until al dente.

2.

Rinse basil, shake dry and strip leaves from stems. Cook broccoli in salted boiling water until tender, about 8 minutes. Drain, reserving a little cooking water. Rinse. In a blender, puree broccoli with 2-3 tablespoons cooking water, hazelnuts, half the basil, and oil. Mix in cheese and season generously with salt and pepper. If necessary, thin sauce with a little cooking water.

3.

Toss drained pasta with broccoli pesto and serve garnished with remaining basil leaves.