Broccoli Pesto Sauce

Easy to make using fresh Ontario Broccoli, this zesty sauce is perfect for pasta.

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Servings: 3

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  • 3 cups (750 mL) cut-up Ontario Broccoli florets and stems
  • 2 cloves Ontario Garlic
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) slivered almonds or pine nuts
  • 3 tbsp (45 mL) olive oil
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) chopped fresh Ontario Basil or 1 tbsp (15 mL) dried basil
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) grated Ontario Parmesan Cheese


In medium saucepan, cook broccoli in boiling water 4 to 5 minutes, until crisp-tender; drain and cool. In food processor or blender, combine broccoli, garlic, almonds, oil and basil. Process until coarsely chopped. Add cheese; process until well mixed.

Serving tip:

Toss Broccoli Pesto with hot cooked pasta and sprinkle with shaved Ontario Parmesan cheese, if desired.

Nutritional information

2 tablespoons (25 ml):

  • 1 g protein
  • 3 g fat
  • 1 g carbohydrates
  • 0.5 g fibre
  • 34 calories