Kids will love this healthier take on pesto and pasta, with broccoli adding to their five-a-day.
Heat the oven to 200°C/180°C fan/gas 6. Toss the broccoli and garlic in 1 tbsp of the olive oil on a roasting tray and roast in the oven for 10-12 mins, until softened.
Tip the pasta shells into a pan of boiling, salted water. Cook according to packet instructions and drain. Tip the parsley, basil, pine nuts, lemon juice and parmesan into a blender. Once the broccoli is done, set aside a few of the smaller pieces. Squeeze the garlic from its skin, add to the blender along with the rest of the broccoli, pulse to a pesto and season well.
Toss the pasta with the pesto. Add the reserved broccoli florets, split between two bowls and top with a little extra parmesan, the lemon zest and a good grinding of black pepper, if you like.
Credit: Elena Silcock
Prep time: 5 Minutes
Cook time: 15 Minutes
1 head of broccoli, chopped into florets
1 garlic clove, unpeeled
2 tbsp olive oil
250g pasta shells
½ small pack parsley
½ small pack basil
30g toasted pine nuts
½ lemon, zested and juiced
30g parmesan (or vegetarian alternative)