Broccoli Pesto Pasta Salad

This Broccoli Pesto Pasta Salad makes the perfect summer side dish. An easy way to add some extra vegetables to the dinner table.

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  • 2 cups broccoli florets, steamed and cooled
  • 2 cups fresh basil
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1 box orecchiette pasta, boiled
  • 1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • ⅓ cup pine nuts


  1. In a food processor, add in cooled, steamed broccoli. Process until mixed well.
  2. Add in basil, garlic, Parmesan, and olive oil. Process until paste-like pesto texture is formed. Add more extra virgin olive oil as needed, depending on how liquidy you prefer your pesto.
  3. In a large bowl, pour in pesto. Add in boiled orecchiette pasta and toss together until well-combined.
  4. Add in crumbled feta cheese and pine nuts. Mix well.
  5. Serve alongside grilled chicken for the perfect cookout side dish!