Raw Broccoli Pistachio Pesto

This is a vibrant and flavorful pesto!  The pistachios lends a wonderful deep rich flavor while the raw broccoli provides a fresh quality.    This is a great pesto mixed with pasta or served with fresh toasted garlic bread.

Broccoli-Pesto

Do not let the idea of raw broccoli scare you away!  It gives this pesto a fresh element that you wouldn’t get with cooked broccoli.  Plus, it will be perfectly cooked if you add it to warm pasta or a soup.

Raw-Broccoli-Pistachio-Pesto

 Recipe: Approx. 1 1/3 Cups

  • 1 Cup Raw Broccoli Florets
  • 1/2 Cup Roasted & Salted Shelled Pistachios
  • 1/2 Cup Shredded Aged Asiago Cheese
  • 1/2 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 Clove Garlic
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Sea Salt – or to taste

Garnish options:

  • Raw Broccoli Florets – chopped
  • Pistachio – – chopped

Instructions:

Cut the broccoli into small pieces, finely shred the cheese then add to food processor or blender along with all the other ingredients and blend until desired texture.

Health Benefits:

Broccoli has cholesterol-lowering ability and strong impact on our body’s detoxification system. It is also rich in both forms of dietary fiber, soluble and insoluble.  It is very high in vitamin C & K.

Pistachio has a good source of fiber and helps lower cholesterol.  Pistachios are an excellent source of vitamin E which makes them an excellent source of antioxidants.

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