Zero-oil broccoli pesto

broccoli pesto

Quick, get that food on the table.

This is pretty much happening often at my place. Dinner- running back from work with my feet killing in resistance what I need is warm food on the plate. I just want the dinner on the table and stretch out my legs. So, quick dinners a such a warm welcome. When it comes to quick I have a few tricks up my sleeve- I love pasta to out on the table. of course, there is lentil pasta that I have frozen and the quick Asian style broccolini.  Right now, I have no broccolini and I have been less on the green stuff. So, how about broccoli pesto pasta?

Quick dinner with broccoli pesto

Broccoli is one of the easy vegetables I can manage easily. This actually means that I need to prep those quick sauces and mixes over the weekend so there is enough to pull me through the week. I need it this week. One of the ideas up my sleeve is that green goodness of hidden broccoli pesto. A quick mix with warm pasta, a couple of tosses, makes this quick-fix dinner healthy and easy. It also makes up for the feeling that there are some added protein and vegetable that makes it all good. This pesto works perfectly in the grilled paneer pesto sandwich as well or adds to add the quinoa bowl. That is lunch well sorted as well. So one pesto and a couple of meals made easy. Now that is a win for sure.

zero oil broccoli pesto

broccoli pesto

Broccoli pesto

Zero oil, healthy pesto recipe with hidden broccoli.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Cuisine Autumn, diabetic friendly, Fusion, International, Kids choice, Vegetarian
Servings 6 people


  • microwave
  • blender


  • 1 large head broccoli florets seperated
  • 1/4 cup drinking water (for steaming)
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 10 basil leaves
  • 1/8 cup pecorino romano cheese
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • salt to taste


  • Wash and pat dry the broccoli florets.
  • Add this to a microwave safe bowl, add the drinking water.
  • Cover with a microwave safe lid and zapp in the microwave on high for 2 minutes.
  • Set aside to cool.
  • Into the blender add the basiI, garlic, broccoli florets, the cheeses and the salt.
  • Pulse till the mixture blends into a smooth mix.
  • Use the water for steaming if you need to aid the blending.
  • Remove the smooth blend into an airtight jar and store in the refrigerator.
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3 years ago
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Nice recipe

3 years ago

The colour of the pesto looks beautiful. I will try it soon.

10 months ago
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Great way to hide some veggies in a tasty sauce. My toddler ate her whole bowl of pasta with it 🙂

10 months ago
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Love that there’s no oil!

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