Broccoli Pesto

photo: the harvest kitchen

The cousin of regular pesto. Just another glorious + delicious way to get greens in. Probably the most simple + easy sauce recipe that’s out there. Kids won’t even know they’re eating broccoli [win]!


  • 1 Cup Cooked Broccoli [either boil, steam, microwave]
  • 1 Tbsp Red Pepper Flakes
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1/4 C Parmesan Cheese [optional]
  • 1/4 C Pine nuts [or any kind of nut you’ve got on hand]


  1. Throw everything into the food processor!
  2. Take pesto and put it in a frying pan to warm up- feel free to add more olive oil or water to thin it up!
  3. I like to add some pine nuts + more red pepper on top at the end for garnish!

That is it! So, so simple. We make this all the time- with always a little extra, so I can freeze and pull it out on another busy week night.

– The Neilan Family –

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