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Broccoli Pesto

genalynne

"Delicious take on traditional pesto with a great creamy texture. Perfect with fusilli, bow ties, or hot baked French bread. Serve over grilled chicken too. DELICIOUS!"
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Ingredients

20 m servings 112 cals
Original recipe yields 8 servings

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  1. Place a steamer insert into a saucepan and fill with water to just below the bottom of the steamer. Bring water to a boil. Add broccoli, cover, and steam until tender, 3 to 5 minutes.
  2. Blend steamed broccoli, basil, olive oil, Parmesan cheese, pine nuts, garlic, vegetable broth, cayenne pepper, salt, and black pepper in a blender until smooth and pourable.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 112 calories; 10 g fat; 3.3 g carbohydrates; 3.1 g protein; 2 mg cholesterol; 54 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Delicious.. the creamy texture is wonderful. I used the florets and stems of a whole broccoli since it was going to pureed anyway... cheaper. Now I need to figure out how not to eat all of it as...

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It was not creamy at all, way too dry and clumpy and had no delicious taste to it. I had to add jarred Alfredo sauce to the mixture to make it somewhat edible!

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Delicious.. the creamy texture is wonderful. I used the florets and stems of a whole broccoli since it was going to pureed anyway... cheaper. Now I need to figure out how not to eat all of it as...

Yummy! I used walnuts because it is what I had. Great way to use broccoli stalks!

Easy, fast recipe! Two full cups of broccoli!?!? You won't be forcing anybody to eat their green vegetables with this sauce! It is out of this WORLD! I had to forego the pine nuts and the fresh ...

Both broccoli and traditional basil pesto are among my favorite foods, and this recipe made me feel like I'd gone to heaven. I've eaten it on pasta, spread as a layer on salmon and baked/broile...

It was not creamy at all, way too dry and clumpy and had no delicious taste to it. I had to add jarred Alfredo sauce to the mixture to make it somewhat edible!

very bland. felt it was a waste of perfectly good fresh basil

I had overripe broccoli that I didn't want to throw away, so I used it in this recipe. It turned out a lite yellow-green, but the taste was still outstanding! I used only 2 cloves of garlic, bu...

I absolutely love this pesto. I used feta cheese instead of Parmesan because my my Parmesan was moldy. But is was still delicious. I used it on some pasta and I also had some on crackers. I almo...

way to much garlic and basil, did not taste well to me.