Hello everyone, hope you are having a good Saturday even though the weather 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) 🙂 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 in a “Pesto sauce” version with Parmesan cheese, peanuts, garlic and tuna. You will just have to boil the broccoli and pasta and add all the other ingredients raw. Delicious 🙂
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)
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 )
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. Then add the tuna and a bit of chili (you can completely omit this stage if you don’t like the tuna but I think it makes an excellent combination with the broccoli.)
This is a type of pasta I like a lot because I 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 pesto sauce very interesting and think the ingredients work wonderfully together.
Please do give it a go and let me know what you think!