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Spelt Spaghetti with Broccoli Pesto

Broccoli and Pasta are my kids two favourite things so putting them together is always a safe bet. They love it and its super simple to make, can prepare the pesto beforehand and leave it in the fridge so in less than 10mins you have dinner on the table when afternoon madness kicks in. Not to mention its appetizing for us adults too!



Spelt Spaghetti with Broccoli Pesto

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
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A simple, quick family pasta that the whole family can enjoy


1 packet spelt spaghetti


1 head of broccoli stalk removed and cut into florets

1 garlic clove

1/4 cup pinenuts

1/3 cup basil leaves

1/3 cup grated parmesan

Juice of 1/2 lemon

3tbs olive oil

salt and pepper


  1. Make pesto, boil broccoli in a small saucepan of boiling water for 5-7 minutes until tender, drain water
  2. Place broccoli, garlic, pinenuts, basil, parmesan and lemon juice in a food processor and blitz till smooth
  3. Add olive oil while pulsing till well combined
  4. Season with salt and pepper
  5. Boil water for pasta, cook per packet instructions
  6. Once cooked drain reserving a little of the water with the pasta
  7. Stir through broccoli pesto as much as you like, any left over place in an airtight jar and keep in the fridge.

Pesto is also great on slices of bread, as a dip or used for other meals.


Hello I’m Caz, founder of Green Leaf Living Australia. I live in the coastal city of the Gold Coast in Queensland. Living a naturally healthy lifestyle has been my focus and passion for many years. Here I share my experiences and knowledge with you, hoping to benefit your life in someway. Whether it be by trying one of the delicious food recipes, learning about herbs and how to use them. Traditional remedies, detoxifying your home and replicating a DIY non- toxic natural product for body and home. Using essentials oils to compliment your life or just listening to some wellness tips that help me live a more mindful and balanced life. Follow along with me as I share my love of all things food, health and wellbeing as I keep things real, honest and simple.

1 comment on “Spelt Spaghetti with Broccoli Pesto

  1. Wow, a new look on broccoli n pasta , I will have to try your way . Looks yummy


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