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a broccoli rabe pasta recipe: walnut pesto & broccolini





a creamy walnut pesto for a delicious broccoli rabe pasta recipe

a creamy walnut pesto for a delicious broccoli rabe pasta recipe

 

broccolini and walnut pesto pasta by gourmet project

Did you know broccoli are actually flowers? They’re tiny, mini flowers from a plant called Brassica.

This is why they’re the first 2015 guests in my Floralia kitchen.

I found broccolini (sprouting broccoli), that are even better: beautiful and tender, ideal to season pasta dishes. And I matched them with a quick’n easy walnut pesto recipe.

There’s also a peculiar addition: cinnamon.

broccolini & cinnamon walnut pesto recipe
 
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recipe type: pasta
cuisine: italian
serves: 2
ingredients
how to
  1. Clean broccoli: remove the very large stems and coarsely cut the rest. Wash them and after the last rinse, pass them directly into a large pot, no rinse (this is the only water you need for a fast, healthy cooking that won’t compromise nutrients). Add a teaspoon of salt, cover and cook, over medium/low heat, 10-15 min.
  2. Blend hazelnuts, olives, raisins and cinnamon. Add 1.5 tablespoons of olive oil and stir. Salt to taste (although taggiasche olives are very salty so they should have done a pretty good work, you decide, based on your tastes).
  3. Cook the pasta. Heat 0.5 tablespoon of olive oil in a large frying pan, add broccoli, pasta and pesto. Sautee, on high heat, for a couple of minutes.
  4. Serve hot.

enjoy walnut pesto pasta

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