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    Purple sprouting broccoli penne with watercress pistou

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    Purple sprouting broccoli penne with watercress pistou

    • Preparation time: 10 minutes
    • Cooking time: 10 minutes
    • Total time: 20 minutes 20 minutes

    Serves: 4

    Ingredients

    400g penne pasta
    230g pack Waitrose Purple Sprouting Broccoli
    Spears
    1 clove garlic
    25g whole blanched almonds
    100g pack Waitrose Watercress
    3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
    25g Parmigiano Reggiano, finely grated
    ½–1 tsp chilli flakes
     

    Method

    1. Cook the pasta in boiling water for 5 minutes. Add the broccoli to the pan and cook for a further 5 minutes until both are tender.

    2. Meanwhile, place the garlic in a food processor with the almonds, watercress and olive oil and whizz briefly to combine into an aromatic pistou. Add most of the cheese and stir through with a pinch of chilli flakes.

    3. Drain the pasta and broccoli and return to the pan with the pistou. Toss well. Divide between 4 shallow bowls, scatter over the remaining cheese and serve.
     

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