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Linguine with Broccoli Pesto

Linguine with Broccoli Pesto


  • Cut the broccoli into florets and boil in a pot of salted boiling water for 1 minute.
  • Remove from pot with a slotted spoon and transfer to a bowl full of chilled water and allow to cool for a few minutes.
  • Drain broccoli, pat dry and set aside.
  • Place a separate pot full of salted water over high heat and bring to a boil. Add the linguine and cook for 7-8 minutes or for 1 minute less than the instructions on the package.
  • While the pasta is boiling, prepare the pesto.
  • Beat all of the ingredients for the pesto in a food processor until they are pureed.
  • Add the parmesan and beat to combine.
  • Taste the pesto and adjust according to your taste.
  • Beat again. If the pesto is too thick, add a little more olive oil.
  • When the pasta is ready, reserve 100 ml of the pasta water and drain.
  • Add the pesto to the linguine and toss.
  • If they are too dry add a little of the reserved pasta water, toss and serve.
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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
30 %


Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

Total Fat (g)
53 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

Saturated Fat (g)
30 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

Total Carbs (g)
19 %


The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

Sugars (g)
4 %


Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

Protein (g)
30 %


It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

Fibre (g)
22 %


They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

Sodium (g)
13 %


A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo

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