Prep Time
14 Mins
Cook Time
10 Mins
Yield
2 cups (serving size: 1 tablespoon pesto and 1 (1/4"-thick) baguette slice)

Traditional pesto is made with fresh basil. Broccoli replaces basil in this version, giving the pesto the same beautiful green color and an even healthier result. We served it on baguette slices; it's also great tossed with hot cooked pasta. It also makes a nice base for pizza.

How to Make It

Step 1

Place broccoli in a large bowl; cover with heavy-duty plastic wrap. Microwave at HIGH 8 minutes or until broccoli is tender. Drain and transfer broccoli to a food processor.

Step 2

While broccoli cooks, heat olive oil in a small skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and crushed red pepper; sauté 2 minutes until garlic is lightly browned. Add garlic mixture, Parmesan cheese, and next 4 ingredients to food processor; process until smooth. Cover and refrigerate up to 2 days. Garnish, if desired. Serve pesto with baguette slices.

Christmas with Southern Living 2007

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