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Broccoli Pesto Pasta with Edamame

With an estimated glycaemic load of 12.2, classified as medium,  this vegetarian broccoli pesto pasta with edamame is another blood-sugar friendly recipe. It is rich in fibre, quality protein and many essential vitamins and minerals including

  • Iron, providing 2.8 mg or 20% of the daily recommended nutrient intake (RNI) for women
  • Zinc, providing 2.5 mg or 24% of the daily RNI
  • Vitamin A, providing 225 mcg or 28% of the daily RNI
  • Folates, providing 80 mcg or 20% of the daily RNI for women. 

How to Cook

Ingredients

For the Pesto

Directions

Cook the pasta according to the packet instructions. Cook until al dente, then drain, reserving some pasta water. 

Put broccoli, basil, olive oil, parmesan, lemon juice, garlic and salt in a food processor and pulse until combined.

Add pesto sauce to pasta with a bit of pasta water if necessary to loosen. Stir in baby leaves and edamame and season with a pinch of salt and black pepper. 

Serve pasta with baked salmon. Garnish with chilli flakes and extra parmesan if you wish. 

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Broccoli Pesto Pasta with Edamame

  • Author: Somi Igbene PhD ANutr
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4
  • Category: Lunch/Dinner

Description

This vegetarian broccoli pesto pasta with edamame is another blood-sugar friendly recipe. It is rich in fibre, protein and many essential vitamins and minerals.


Ingredients

Scale

Instructions

Cook the pasta according to the packet instructions. Cook until al dente, then drain, reserving some pasta water.

Put broccoli, basil, olive oil, parmesan, lemon juice, garlic and salt in a food processor and pulse until combined.

Add pesto sauce to pasta with a bit of pasta water if necessary to loosen. Stir in baby leaves and edamame and season with a pinch of salt and black pepper.

Serve pasta with baked salmon. Garnish with chilli flakes and extra parmesan if you wish.

 

 



Nutrition

  • Serving Size: Per serving
  • Calories: 426kcal
  • Sugar: 4g
  • Sodium: 300mg
  • Fat: 20.2g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.9g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 9.1g
  • Trans Fat: 0.09g
  • Carbohydrates: 37.3g
  • Fiber: 10.6g
  • Protein: 24.1g
  • Cholesterol: 7mg

Keywords: Pesto, Broccoli, Pasta

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