Nutrition • 05.09.2017 • Julia Denner

Healthy Recipe: Whole Grain Pasta with Vegan Broccoli Pesto

Tired of the same old basil pesto? This vegan pesto with broccoli is a tasty alternative. Toss it with pasta for an amazing lunch or dinner.

Whole Grain Pasta with Vegan Broccoli Pesto

Yield: 3

Whole Grain Pasta with Vegan Broccoli Pesto


  • 250 g whole grain pasta
  • 500 g broccoli
  • 50 g walnuts
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large handful of arugula
  • Salt & pepper (to taste)


  1. 1. Cook the pasta according to the package directions. Reserve about 125 ml of the pasta water for later.
  2. 2. Bring a pot of water to a boil. Place the broccoli florets in a sieve and prop over the steaming water. Cover with a pot lid and steam for 5 minutes.
  3. 3. To make the pesto, blend the broccoli florets, walnuts, garlic, lemon juice, pasta water, arugula, olive oil, salt and pepper in a food processor.
  4. 4. Mix the pasta with the broccoli pesto. Garnish with arugula.

One serving has 388 calories, 62 g of carbohydrates, 20 g of protein and 18 g of fat.

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Julia Denner

Runtastic dietitian Julia is a creative cook. She is convinced that a varied diet and regular exercise are the keys to success.
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