Purple sprouting broccoli penne with watercress pistou


400g penne pasta
230g pack Waitrose Purple Sprouting Broccoli
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


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

Serves: 4

Nutritional Info

Typical values per serving:

Energy 2,201kJ
Fat 17.8g
Saturated Fat 3.4g
Carbohydrate 72.8g
Sugars 3.4g
Protein 17.9g
Salt 0.2g
Fibre 6.6g

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This recipe was first published in Thu Mar 10 12:06:00 GMT 2016.