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Alcoeur Apron's Fusilli with Broccoli Pesto


12 oz. fusilli pasta 12 oz. frozen broccoli florets 2 clove garlic 1/2 c.

fresh basil leaves 3 tbsp. olive oil 1 tbsp. grated lemon zest kosher salt Toasted sliced almonds grated Parmesan cheese This ingredient shopping module is created and maintained by a third party, and imported onto this page. You may be able to find more information about this and similar content on their web site. GET INGREDIENTS Powered by Chicory


  1. Cook the pasta according to package directions. Reserve 1/2 cup of the cooking liquid, drain the pasta, and return it to the pot.

  2. Meanwhile, in a microwave-safe bowl, combine the broccoli, garlic, and 1/2 cup water. Cover and cook on high, stirring once halfway through, until the broccoli is tender, 5 to 6 minutes. Transfer the mixture (liquid included) to a food processor. Add the basil, oil, zest, and 3/4 teaspoon salt, and purée until smooth.

  3. Toss the pasta with the pesto and 1/4 cup of the reserved liquid (adding more liquid if the pasta seems dry). Sprinkle with almonds and Parmesan, if desired.


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