Pesto Pasta with Broccoli


Pasta with Broccoli
This is a quick and healthy dish, which I always enjoy. It takes me about 30 minutes to prepare.

Buen provecho!

Pesto Pasta with Broccoli

By Margarita Persico and Chris Persico

Categories: Italian, can make it Gluten Free

Serves: 4


  • 8-ounces pasta of your choice or rice
  • 1 cup of the reserved pasta water or vegetable stock
  • 4-6 cups broccoli flowerets
  • 3 garlic cloves – sliced (or more to taste)
  • 2 garlic cloves – minced (reserved for the end)
  • 2-teaspoon olive oil — sauté
  • 1/4 small jalapeno pepper – minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil — pour at end (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon salt-free or low sodium seasoning such as Herbamare
  • 1/4-teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • pesto to taste

Classic Pesto Recipe, Click Here



  • Sauté garlic in olive oil, add a tiny piece of minced jalapeno pepper. Set aside. Sauté or steam broccoli flowerets.
  • Set aside your cook rice or pasta
  • Add rice or pasta and sea salt, or low sodium or salt free seasoning.
  • Add pesto to taste

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