Spinach and broccolini pasta with rocket and walnut pesto

A tasty vegetarian pasta dish.


Rocket and walnut pesto
Spinach and broccolini pasta


1.Make pesto: Process rocket, basil, nuts, garlic, rind, cheese and 1 tablespoon of the oil until roughly chopped. With motor operating, add remaining oil in a thin, steady stream until mixture is smooth. Season to taste.
2.Bring a large saucepan of salted water to the boil. Cook pasta for 10 minutes or until almost tender, adding broccolini in last 2 minutes of cooking. Drain well; reserve 1/2 cup cooking water.
3.Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat; cook garlic and spinach, stirring occasionally, for 2 minutes or until just wilted. Season. Add pasta, broccolini, pesto and enough reserved cooking water to help combine the sauce.
4.Serve pasta topped with ricotta and nuts.

If you like, you can use almonds instead of the walnuts in the pesto.


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