Prep:  15 minutes
Cook:  10 minutes
Serves:  6-8
Average: 4.1 (7 votes)
Recipe by: Perfect Italiano
Change up your pasta game and try this delicious Broccoli Pesto Pasta Salad! This easy Italian-inspired dish is bursting with flavours and makes for a delicious meal you can enjoy any time of the week. Whether it's a family gathering or a picnic in the park, this salad is sure to impress.
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Broccoli Pesto Pasta Salad
  1. Cook tortellini in a pot of boiling salted water for 5 minutes or until tender. Drain. Cool with cold water. Transfer to a large bowl
  2. Cut the broccoli into small florettes and blanch in boiling water for 20 seconds. Drain and rinse under cold water. Drain again until cool. Reserve around 150g (3/4 cup) of the broccoli florettes for the salad
  3. Process the spinach and basil until finely chopped. Add the oil, broccoli and lemon juice, season and blitz until a coarsely chopped pesto forms. Stir through ½ cup grated parmesan
  4. 4. Combine pasta, pesto, reserved broccoli florettes, tomatoes, salami and onion. Use a vegetable peeler to shave parmesan from the block to sprinkle on top to serve
Tips & Hints:
  • You can substitute tortellini for 350g of penne, spirals or elbow pasta.
  • Salad will keep in the fridge up to 1 day. It can also be heated as a meal.
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