Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Roasted Broccoli Pesto.

Have you ever roasted broccoli? It's delicious! And pesto? Again, delicious! And when you mix the two - amazing things happen. And it's a great way to pack a little more veggie in your day!

Roasted Broccoli Pesto.
1 small jar prepared pesto (or you could make your own)
1/2 head broccoli
dried, roasted, or crushed garlic
olive oil for tossing
olive oil for mulching
parmesan cheese

Heat oven to 450. Prepare pasta as package instructs. Cut broccoli into florets. Toss with olive oil. Roast on a baking sheet for 10 minutes. Process broccoli, garlic, oil, and parmesan cheese in a food processor until broccoli is mulched into small pieces. Combine pasta, prepared pesto, broccoli pesto, and top with additional cheese.


Barb said...

that was very good

Nicole said...

I wonder if I could sneak this on mike without him realizing what it was....just how broccoli does it taste? :)

Holly. said...

It doesn't taste too broccoli! I think roasting it takes out some of the broccoli and gives it a richer flavor. I served it warm, but may try it again cold. And I might add some sliced chicken breast. Hmmmm..