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Thursday, April 18, 2013

Broccoli Pesto Pasta / Creamy Broccoli Pesto Pasta / Whole Grain Penne Pasta With Broccoli Pesto

I rarely make Pasta/Macroni/Sphagetti recipes since my H doesn't like pasta so only for me and my kids i make once in a bluemoon. That too will use only whole grain pasta in my recipes. After a very long time made this super quick, healthy and yummy Broccoli Pesto Pasta. Love Broccoli in any form, when i saw this broccoli pesto in Raks Kitchen immediately i bookmarked it and finally today made this Yummy Pasta with slight variation. I have seen in some of the recipes adding greek yogurt or cream to broccoli pesto pasta so i tried adding hung curd/fresh thick curd and it worked out and the pasta turned out so creamy and yummy with broccoli crunch. My lil' one totally loved this pasta i did not add Parmesan cheese to my pasta its totally a low calorie and healthu version. You can serve it as a meal or as a salad. Either way its yummy and filling. Now to the recipe...


Ingredients
  1. Pasta        3/4 cup
  2. Broccoli Florets      3/4 cup
  3. Hung Curd/Greek Yougurt/Cream      1/4 cup
  4. Red chilli Flakes        1/2 tsp or to taste
  5. Pine nuts/Almond      1-2 tbsp
  6. Lemon Zest        from one lemon
  7. Lemon Juice    1 tsp
  8. Salt & Pepper      to taste
  9. Olive Oil         1 tbsp or less


Method
  • Cook pasta as per package instruction, drain and keep ready.
  • Boil 3-4 cups of water with 1 tsp salt and add broccoli florets, let it cook for 3 or 4 minutes. 
  • Then drain and pulse 1/2 of it ina blender along with yogurt.
  • Now in a wide bowl, add cooked pasta, chilli flakes, nuts, lil' salt, pepper, blended yogurt-broccoli mixture, olive oil lemon zest and lemon juice and toss together.
  • That's it..Creamy and yummy Broccoli Pesto Pasta ready. If u like sprinkle some grated parmesan and enjoy.
Notes
Adding yogurt/cream is optional but sure this give nice creamy taste.
If u don't have cream or greek yogurt, no worries just take 1/2 cup of fresh full fat yogurt then put it ina cloth and keep it ina mesh strainer fpr 30-40 minutes so that u will get a thick and creamy n yogurt.
Add lemon n lemon zest just before serving or else it will turn bitter or serve as soon as soon finised tossing.


35 comments:

  1. Healthy pesto and yummy pasta. Love it.

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  2. delicious and healthy pasta recipe :) lovely click :)

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  3. Wow what an amazing idea.. never used yogurt in Pasta... very well clicked

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  4. Funny - I just ate broccolini pesto pasta for lunch today. The addition of yogurt is very interesting. Will try it out.

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  5. never tasted pasta and not interested too but ur pics r making me fall for pasta sangee:) will try sometime

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  6. wow..an innovative twist to pasta,looks yummy esp with the dip..inviting clicks,Sangee:)

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  7. something different...
    satya
    http://chitty-boy.blogspot.com

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  8. Healthy and delicious Pasta..

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  9. Pasta looks to be amazingly delicious and mouthwatering. Excellent preparation.
    Deepa

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  10. I have been wanting to try the brocoli pesto too...Looks very delicious and love the fact that it is low calorie...Nice clicks

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  11. Very delicious and healthy as well!

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  12. Sangee lovely feel in the clicks, I love the light minty green colors and your bowl. I have never tried yogurt in pasta, sounds like one great combination...

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  13. Wow, it looks really yummy.. Pass me here :)

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  14. This is amazing!I love it!Thanks:)

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  15. Yummy...Loved the green colour :)

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  16. healthy recipe dear...looks delicious...tempting click...

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  17. Will defeinitely go for a healthy and delicious breakafast.. Awesome clicks..

    http://sunandaskitchen.blogspot.in/

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  18. Healthy & yummy pasta !! Love the clicks :)

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  19. Great recipe Sangeetha... I always wanted to make this :-)

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  20. pasta looks delicious and yummy, using curd in a very new idea....

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  21. liked ur last click sangee.. beautiful presentation..

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  22. This is absolutely beautiful and has totally inspired me to make a twist on it; expect linkage very very soon!
    Absolutely gorgeous images.

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  23. looks yum ...I always like broccoli pesto ...

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  24. looks divine..beautiful clicks.....

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  25. Delicious. My daughter would eat the whole bowl.

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  26. Beautiful clicks!!! Loved the cool colors there and the fork too ;)Yummilicious Pasta... am feeling hungry now :P

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  27. brocoli pesto pasta looks very yumm..my hubby is the same,so i too make pasta only once in a blue moon :)

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  28. I lOVE pesto! This looks too good!

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  29. For how many servings is this recipe?

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