Green goodness pasta
Pesto, pine nuts and pasta are an unbeatable combination. With the addition of green vegetables, this becomes a hearty and delicious mid-week dinner.
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|2 tbsp||Extra virgin olive oil|
|1 head||Broccoli, broken into florets, thinly sliced|
|½ cup||Basil pesto|
|1 to taste||Salt & freshly ground pepper|
|¼ cup||Pine nuts|
|¼ cup||Parmesan cheese|
- Cook the pasta (fettucine or spaghetti) in a large saucepan of boiling, salted water until tender.
- Squeeze grated courgettes between paper towels to absorb any excess water.
- Meanwhile, heat oil in a large frying pan. Add the thinly sliced broccoli and cook for 2 minutes, stirring. Add the crushed garlic and courgettes and cook on a high heat for a further 3 minutes.
- Drain the pasta and return to the pan, reserving 2 tbsp of cooking water. Add the pesto to the pasta and toss together. Stir the vegetables and lemon zest and juice of half a lemon into the pasta.
- 5. Season well and serve with toasted pine nuts and grated parmesan cheese.
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