Penne with Pea and Broccoli Pesto, Courgette and Dried Tomato

ANANÁS E HORTELÃ
12Ingredients
30Minutes
440Calories

Description

If you think pesto is only for basil, think again. Here, a pesto is made by processing cooked peas and broccoli with the usual ingredients (garlic, pine nuts, parmesan, and yes, basil) to a paste, then gradually blending in olive oil until thick and…

spreadable. You can use this in the same way as traditional basil, including as a topping for pasta, as in this recipe, which also includes sun-dried tomatoes and grilled courgettes plus some reserved peas and broccoli.

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Ingredients

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  • 100 grams peas (cooked)
  • 100 grams broccoli (cooked, sprigs)
  • 1 garlic (glove)
  • 6 fresh basil leaves
  • 2 tablespoons pine nuts (roasted)
  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan
  • olive oil (to taste)
  • salt (to taste)
  • 300 grams penne pasta
  • 2 courgettes
  • 1/4 cup dried tomatoes (in olive oil)
  • grated Parmesan (to taste)
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    Directions

    1. Save some peas and a few broccoli sprigs for garnishing.
    2. Prepare the pesto: grind the peas, broccoli, garlic, pine nuts, parmesan and basil in a blender. Slowly add olive oil while grinding until you obtain a creamy paste. Season with salt. Remove and set aside.
    3. Cut the zucchini into thin slices lengthwise, season with salt and grill on both sides for a short time. Season with a little olive oil and set aside.
    4. Cook the pasta until al dente (about 9 minutes). Drain and add pesto to taste. Also add the grilled zucchini, peas, broccoli and pieces of dried tomato. Serve with freshly grated Parmesan.
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    NutritionView More

    440Calories
    Sodium18% DV420mg
    Fat18% DV12g
    Protein33% DV17g
    Carbs22% DV67g
    Fiber24% DV6g
    Calories440Calories from Fat110
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Fat12g18%
    Saturated Fat2.5g13%
    Trans Fat
    Cholesterol5mg2%
    Sodium420mg18%
    Potassium720mg21%
    Protein17g33%
    Calories from Fat110
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Carbohydrate67g22%
    Dietary Fiber6g24%
    Sugars9g18%
    Vitamin A15%
    Vitamin C90%
    Calcium15%
    Iron20%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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