Pasta with Broccoli

Serves 6 - 8
A good vegetarian main or side salad.
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Products in this recipe

Basil Pesto, Vegetable Spice

You will need

300 g dry shell shaped pasta
1 medium head of broccoli
Ina Paarman’s Vegetable Spice
1 x 125 g Ina Paarman’s Basil Pesto
1 lemon, zest and 1 T (15 ml) juice
1 red chilli, finely sliced
½ cup (125 ml) grated cheddar cheese
½ cup (50 g) pecan nuts, roughly chopped and lightly toasted

Ina's Tip

For a non-vegetarian option, add 1 tin (50 g) of anchovy fillets in oil.

Method

Boil the pasta for 8 minutes.
Cut small florets off the broccoli and slice the stems into fine rounds. Add the prepared broccoli florets and stems to the pasta after 8 minutes and cook with the pasta for another 4 minutes.
Drain and reserve ½ cup (125 ml) of the cooking water and return the drained pasta, broccoli and reserved water to the pot.
Season with Vegetable Spice and toss with 1 T (15 ml) of olive oil.
Add Pesto, lemon zest, 1 T (15 ml) of lemon juice, chilli and grated cheese.
Stir this aromatic paste into the pasta.
Dish up and top with nuts.