Spelt Pasta with Broccoli Pesto

People always associate pesto with basil and pinenuts, but there are so many exciting veg/nut pesto combinations out there that it’s a shame to always stick with the classic. For this recipe I’ve paired creamy broccoli with the deep flavour of walnuts, which goes really well with nutty spelt pasta. It’s a really quick and easy recipe, perfect for when you need to whip up a quick dinner after a long day at work.

I developed this recipe for Cactus News magazine as part of their Food Heroes project, in which they showcase local producers whose products you can buy at Cactus. This recipe is using spelt pasta from Arsène Streveler, chair of the Spelzgenossenschaft in Luxembourg. You can read more on the Spelzgenosenschaft here.

Also, the recipe is available in German and in French.

July 19, 2015