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Pasta with Broccoli-Pine Nut Pesto

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Category: Pasta, Vegetables

 Ingredients List

  • 8 c Broccoli florets (from about
  • 1 3/4 lb. of broccoli
  • 1 lb Orecchiette or farfalle
  • (bowtie) pasta
  • 1/4 c Pine nuts
  • 4 lg Garlic cloves
  • 3 tb Olive oil
  • 1 tb White wine vinegar
  • 1/2 ts Dried crushed red pepper
  • Grated Parmesan cheese


Cook broccoli florets in large pot of boiling salted water until just
tender, about 6 minutes. Using slotted spoon, transfer broccoli to
colander and drain. Add pasta to same pot of water and cook until tender
but still firm to bite. Drain pasta; reserve 3/4 cup cooking liquid.
Return pasta to same pot. With processor running, drop pine nuts and garlic
through feed tube and chop finely. Scrape down sides of work bowl. Add
broccoli, 1/4 cup reserved cooking liquid, oil, vinegar and crushed red
pepper; process to coarse puree. Pour sauce over pasta; toss over
medium-low heat until heated through, adding remaining cooking liquid as
needed if necessary if sauce is too thick. Season with salt and pepper.
Serve, passing cheese separately.

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