Broccoli Pine Nut Pesto

Serves: 8Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 25 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp. plus ½ tsp. salt, divided
  • 8 cups broccoli florets (from about 1¾ lbs. broccoli)
  • ¼ cup pine nuts
  • 4 large cloves garlic, peeled
  • 3 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. white wine vinegar
  • ½ tsp. crushed red pepper
  • ½ tsp. ground black pepper

Directions

  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add 1 tablespoon salt. Immerse the broccoli in the water and cook until just tender, about 5 minutes. Reserve ¼ cup of the cooking liquid, then transfer the broccoli to a colander and drain.
  • Combine the pine nuts and garlic in a blender or food processor and pulse until finely chopped. Scrape down the sides of the machine, add the broccoli, the reserved cooking liquid, the oil, vinegar, and crushed red pepper and process to a coarse purée. Season with black pepper and remaining salt.

Recipe Information

Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp. plus ½ tsp. salt, divided
  • 8 cups broccoli florets (from about 1¾ lbs. broccoli)
  • ¼ cup pine nuts
  • 4 large cloves garlic, peeled
  • 3 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. white wine vinegar
  • ½ tsp. crushed red pepper
  • ½ tsp. ground black pepper

Directions

  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add 1 tablespoon salt. Immerse the broccoli in the water and cook until just tender, about 5 minutes. Reserve ¼ cup of the cooking liquid, then transfer the broccoli to a colander and drain.
  • Combine the pine nuts and garlic in a blender or food processor and pulse until finely chopped. Scrape down the sides of the machine, add the broccoli, the reserved cooking liquid, the oil, vinegar, and crushed red pepper and process to a coarse purée. Season with black pepper and remaining salt.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories100
Total Fat8g
Saturated Fat1g
Cholesterol0mg
Sodium1040mg
Total Carbohydrate6g
Dietary Fiber2g
Sugars1g
Protein3g