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Easy Broccoli Pesto

Broccoli pesto is a delicious dressing or dip any time of day. This recipe is also nut-free.
Course Dip
Cuisine American
Keyword broccoli, pesto
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 1-2 small garlic cloves depending on how spicy you want your pesto!
  • 1 cup lightly packed basil leaves
  • ½ cup grated Romano cheese
  • cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Squeeze of a ¼ lemon
  • Pinch of salt to taste

Instructions

  • Steam the broccoli first using a steamer basket for 6-7 minutes, or until soft but still bright green. Drain well.
  • In a large food processor, add the steamed broccoli, garlic, basil, cheese, and lemon juice. Process until well blended.
  • Pour the olive oil into the pesto in a slow stream until well mixed and desired texture reached.
  • Taste and add salt as needed.
  • Store in the refrigerator. Serve warm or chilled.