Broccoli Pesto Recipe

  • 2 cups chopped broccoli florets
  • 2 cups chopped fresh basil
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup shaved Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • 6 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable broth, or more if needed
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  1. Place a steamer insert into a saucepan and fill with water to just below the bottom of the steamer. Bring water to a boil. Add broccoli, cover, and steam until tender, 3 to 5 minutes.
  2. Blend steamed broccoli, basil, olive oil, Parmesan cheese, pine nuts, garlic, vegetable broth, cayenne pepper, salt, and black pepper in a blender until smooth and pourable.