Recipe by 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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chopped broccoli florets
chopped fresh basil
extra-virgin olive oil
shaved Parmesan cheese
vegetable broth, or more if needed
salt and ground black pepper to taste
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 a snack.. would be a nice chip dip or even a spoonful on top of hot soup
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!
Yummy! I used walnuts because it is what I had. Great way to use broccoli stalks!
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/broiled, and just straight out of the food processor because it's so darn good. I didn't have broth, so I just adjusted the oil to get the consistency I wanted. Simple and delicious.
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 basil. I did use 1/4 cup dry basil and threw in a handful of pimiento-stuffed olives. I ended up adding more EVOO and used the liquid from steaming the broccoli for the broth. And I substituted Pecorino Romano for the Parmesan! I slow-cooked 2 large chicken breasts in Italian seasonings, then I shredded the chicken and mixed with the Pesto sauce, and served over Penne pasta. Flexible recipe that can be expanded upon in many ways!
My new favorite pasta sauce! :)
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 112
** Calories from Fat: 90
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