Green Broccoli Pasta | Healthy Diet

Green Broccoli Pasta

This quick and easy pasta recipe is perfect for a family dinner.

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Serves: 2  Cooking Time: 10 minutes
cals 543
Green Broccoli Pasta


  • 200g pack Tenderstem broccoli – each stem cut into 4
  • 150g fusilli pasta
  • 2 courgettes (grated or spiralized)
  • 2 large mushrooms cut into cubes
  • 150g cup frozen peas
  • 1 pinch Cress to garnish

For the Pesto

  • 2 handfuls of spinach
  • 1 bunch basil leaves
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small garlic clove
  • Zest of lemon
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Put all the pesto ingredients in a blender. Add half the Tenderstem broccoli and
    blend until smooth. (You could also use ready-made pesto.)
  2. Cook the pasta according to the pack instructions, adding the peas to the pan for the
    last 2 minutes of cooking time.
  3. Heat the oil in a frying pan. Add the mushrooms and remaining Tenderstem broccoli
    to the pan and fry until the mushrooms are a golden colour and the
    Tenderstem broccoli still has a slight crunch. Add the courgette and cook for a few
    more minutes until it’s cooked through. Remove the pan from the heat.
  4. Drain the pasta and peas, leaving a small amount of the cooking liquid to add to the
    pesto to loosen it, if necessary.
  5. Stir the pasta, pesto and veg together and garnish with a little fresh cress, if desired.

This green broccoli pasta was provided by Tenderstem

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