Broccoli Pesto Sauce Recipe with Tuna and Chili

Broccoli Pesto Sauce Recipe with Tuna and Chili

Hello everyone, hope you are having a good Saturday even though the weather ย is not the best today. In days like this, kitchen becomes my favourite place to spent together with my husband (and we always put some of our favourite music on) ๐Ÿ™‚ So this specific recipe is something I cooked today with the ingredients I had in the fridge and we really enjoyed it because it was something different, a pleasant surprise and easy to make.

Plus broccoli is very good for you and it works really well ย in a “Pesto sauce” version with Parmesan cheese, peanuts, garlic and tuna. You will ย just have to boil the broccoli and pasta and add all the other ingredients raw. Delicious ๐Ÿ™‚

Ingredients: Broccoli Pesto Sauce Recipe with Tuna and Chili

To make these yummy recipe you will need:

180 gr of Fusilli pasta

10 Small size broccoli flowers

1 can of Tuna (optional)

1 clove of Garlic

2 tablespoons Olive oil

20 gr of Peanuts (but you can use almonds or pine nuts)

40 gr of Parmesan Cheese

Hot chili (optional)

Salt

 

The preparation:

First boil the broccoli flowers in water with some salt until tender, then you can either:

1- Put the broccoli, garlic,peanuts,the cheese, the Olive oil and blend all together on a food processor or

2- Take a bowl and put the boiled broccoli squeeze it with a fork and then take a grater and grate the cheese,garlic and mix all together (I did the second version )

Broccoli Pesto Sauce Recipe with Tuna and Chili

Taste and then add the oil and the salt. After this, boil the pasta (make sure al dente) and then rinse it put it on a bigger bowl and immediately add the broccoli pesto sauce and mix really well.ย Then add the tuna and a bit of chili (you ย can completely omit this stage if you don’t like the tuna but I think it makes an excellent combination with the broccoli.)

Broccoli Pesto Sauce Recipe with Tuna and Chili

This is a type of pasta ย I like a lot because I ย played with the ingredients and yet it tasted delicious. I love the fact that I didn’t fry anything just boiled the broccoli and the pasta and added the other ingredients (according to my taste). I find this version of broccoli pestoย sauce very interesting and think the ingredients work wonderfully together.

Please do give it a go and let me know what ย you think!ย 

Enjoyย ๐Ÿ™‚

 

 

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29 comments

  1. sounds really good. I love the broccoli idea.. I will have to change the other ingredients, because I cannot have cheese or tuna, but I will try to mix it with something else and see what I get ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you for the inspiration! And sorry about the weather.. I am sending some sunshine from Germany!

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    1. Thank you very much for your lovely comment ๐Ÿ™‚

      I’m sorry about the cheese and tuna but I really hope you will still like the recipe adding something else instead of the cheese and tuna ๐Ÿ™‚

      Best regards,
      Alice

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  2. Beautiful and sounds delicious!!! I will try the recipe!!!

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    1. Thank you so much jamilesayao for the very nice words, I really do appreciate! Please let me know how it goes! ๐Ÿ™‚
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  3. Oh pasta! No need to say more.

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    1. Lol, ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. Interesting recipe! Will give it a shot! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Thank you for the nice words, I really hope you will like it! ๐Ÿ™‚
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  5. This sounds so good and interesting~ I actually find broccoli one of the hardest veggies for me to cook because I am so picky around the texture- I can’t eat it tough and raw, but if I cook it too much, it gets too mushy- using it this way may be just what I need!

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    1. Thank you so much A Famished Foodie for stopping by and the nice words. I like broccoli in this version because it blends really well with the peanuts,cheese and the olive oil flavour. Please let me know how it goes! ๐Ÿ™‚
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  6. Awesome looking pasta Alice ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Thank you so much skd, you are really kind! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  7. So simple, quick and delicious recipe to make! Sounds great! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Thank you very much for your nice words,
      I hope you will like it ๐Ÿ™‚

      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  8. Broccoli pesto is a great idea! I will have to try this.

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    1. Thank you so much for the very kind words, please let me know how it goes! Thank you again! ๐Ÿ™‚
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  9. Ooh, that looks good. My ‘signature dish’ right now is pasta with broccoli, sausage and chilli, so this is a nice twist… I’ll give it a go!

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    1. Broccoli,sausage and chilli sounds really interesting to me, I’ll have to try that,too! Thank you for the kind words I really do appreciate! ๐Ÿ™‚
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  10. Broccoli pesto! Awesome!

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    1. Thank you very much, please do give it a go, I am sure you will like it. ๐Ÿ™‚
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  11. We seem like little children, we need you to prepare a pasta recipe so we all eat the healthy brocoli ๐Ÿ˜€

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    1. Lol, thank you very much Lily Lau, I am happy you find the recipe helpful! Please do give it a go! ๐Ÿ™‚
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  12. This looks beautiful, healthy and delicious. I can’t wait to try it! I think I’ll subsitute a dash of sweet chili sauce for the hot chili flakes. Thanks for a great dinner idea ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Thank you for the lovely words, I’m happy you find this recipe interesting.
      The adding of the sweet chili sauce is a really good option ๐Ÿ™‚

      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  13. I’m a pesto and a tuna fan. Gotta try this one!

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    1. Thank you Very much for the nice words, hope you will like the results.
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  14. I resonate with your passion and love for cooking.

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    1. Thank you so much for the lovely words!
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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