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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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