Aug 11, 2013

Broccoli Pasta Pesto

Talk about an easy meal that gets raves upon raves. This recipe is certainly one you’ll want to keep around for a time when you want something deliciously decadent in a hurry.


  • 1 pound pasta of your choice (I used brown rice ziti)
  • 1 small head broccoli, chopped
  • large bunch of fresh basil
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • ½ cup raw cashews
  • ½ cup raw macadamia nuts
  • 2 cups water


  1. Get your pasta cooking.
  2. Meanwhile, steam the broccoli until tender but still green. Don’t overcook!
  3. For the pesto sauce. Place the cashews, macadamias and 1 cup of water in a high powered blender and blend until smooth. Add the remaining water, basil and garlic and blend again until smooth.
  4. Drain the pasta and mix with about ½ of the sauce.
  5. Serve the pasta, topped with the broccoli and the rest of the sauce.

Serves 4-6. Enjoy!

Healthy trails,

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