Rigatoni with Broccoli Pesto

Very tasty and easy to make, this vegan broccoli pesto sauce will be enjoyed by both children and adults.

It will give you the strength of carbohydrates and all the nutrients of broccoli: vitamin A (in the form of beta-carotene), vitamin C, folic acid, potassium, and iron.

INGREDIENTS FOR THIS RECIPE

  • 100 g of pasta
  • 2 cups of broccoli
  • 1 cup of fresh basil
  • 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
  • A handful of unsalted pumpkin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon of sesame seeds (for garnish)
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • Salt and pepper * (optional)

Kitchen Utensils

A blender is recommended although a powerful hand blender can also work.

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preparation of Broccoli: Cut the broccoli into small florets and steam or boil until tender.

  2. Cooking the Pasta: While the broccoli is cooking, prepare the pasta according to package instructions, adding salt to the water. Cook until al dente. Reserve half a cup of pasta water.

  3. Toasting Pumpkin Seeds: In a small skillet, toast the pumpkin seeds dry for 3 to 4 minutes, until they acquire a light golden color and are about to burst.

  4. Pesto Preparation: In a blender, blend the cooked broccoli, olive oil, basil, toasted pumpkin seeds, garlic, salt, and pepper (optional). Gradually add a tablespoon of pasta water until you reach the desired texture.

  5. Combining and Serving: Pour the pesto over the cooked pasta, toss to coat completely. Serve the pasta with broccoli pesto on a plate, sprinkle with sesame seeds and fresh herbs. And enjoy!


BONUS

  • You may want to try quinoa, corn, or whole grain rice pasta as an alternative.
  • Pesto doesn’t have to be only basil, so add parsley or cilantro for different flavors!

It’s a perfect dish to replenish energy while incorporating vegetables into your diet in a pleasant and fun way, perfect for the whole family.

This recipe is low in histamine (not exempt) and is for informational purposes only, so it should not be considered a nutritional prescription. Consult a professional to customize your diet and enjoy a varied and suitable gastronomy. Seek professional guidance to customize your diet and enjoy a diverse and suitable gastronomy.

Very tasty and easy to make, this vegan broccoli pesto sauce will be enjoyed by both children and adults.

It will give you the strength of carbohydrates and all the nutrients of broccoli: vitamin A (in the form of beta-carotene), vitamin C, folic acid, potassium, and iron.

INGREDIENTS FOR THIS RECIPE

  • 100 g of pasta
  • 2 cups of broccoli
  • 1 cup of fresh basil
  • 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
  • A handful of unsalted pumpkin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon of sesame seeds (for garnish)
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • Salt and pepper * (optional)

Kitchen Utensils

A blender is recommended although a powerful hand blender can also work.

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preparation of Broccoli: Cut the broccoli into small florets and steam or boil until tender.

  2. Cooking the Pasta: While the broccoli is cooking, prepare the pasta according to package instructions, adding salt to the water. Cook until al dente. Reserve half a cup of pasta water.

  3. Toasting Pumpkin Seeds: In a small skillet, toast the pumpkin seeds dry for 3 to 4 minutes, until they acquire a light golden color and are about to burst.

  4. Pesto Preparation: In a blender, blend the cooked broccoli, olive oil, basil, toasted pumpkin seeds, garlic, salt, and pepper (optional). Gradually add a tablespoon of pasta water until you reach the desired texture.

  5. Combining and Serving: Pour the pesto over the cooked pasta, toss to coat completely. Serve the pasta with broccoli pesto on a plate, sprinkle with sesame seeds and fresh herbs. And enjoy!


BONUS

  • You may want to try quinoa, corn, or whole grain rice pasta as an alternative.
  • Pesto doesn’t have to be only basil, so add parsley or cilantro for different flavors!

It’s a perfect dish to replenish energy while incorporating vegetables into your diet in a pleasant and fun way, perfect for the whole family.

This recipe is low in histamine (not exempt) and is for informational purposes only, so it should not be considered a nutritional prescription. Consult a professional to customize your diet and enjoy a varied and suitable gastronomy. Seek professional guidance to customize your diet and enjoy a diverse and suitable gastronomy.

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