Vegetarian Tortellini with Broccoli Spinach Pesto

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Toast your walnuts:

Bring a medium pot of salted water to a boil. Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a small skillet over medium. Add walnuts. Cook, stirring frequently, until golden-brown, about 5 minutes. Sprinkle with salt. Transfer to cutting board and let cool slightly.

Preparing the ingredients for your Tortellini:

Trim ends from broccoli, then cut into 2-inch florets. Peel and finely chop 1 large clove garlic. Pick basil leaves from stems, then coarsely chop leaves, discard stems. Finely grate ¼ teaspoon lemon zest, then squeeze 1 tablespoon juice, separately. Cut any remaining lemon into wedges. Finely grate Parmesan.

Broccoli & Cheese Tortellini

Cook your broccoli:

Add broccoli to boiling water. Cook until bright green and crisp-tender, about 3 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer broccoli to a colander. Cover pot, reduce heat to low, and keep warm for step 5.

Making tasty pesto:

Finely chop walnuts and half of the cooked broccoli. Save remaining broccoli for step 6. Transfer chopped walnuts and broccoli to medium bowl. Add garlic, lemon zest, chopped basil, half of the Parmesan, and 3 tablespoons oil. Stir to combine, then season with ¼ teaspoon of salt and a few grinds of pepper.

Boiling the Tortellini:

Bring pot of water back to a boil. Add tortelloni and cook until al dente, about 3 minutes. Reserve ¼ cup pasta water. Add spinach to pot, then stir once, and drain tortelloni and spinach; return to pot.

Finish & serve:

Add pesto, reserved broccoli florets, lemon juice, and half of the pasta water to pot. Toss gently to combine, and add more pasta water to loosen if necessary. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Divide between bowls, sprinkle with remaining Parmesan, and serve with remaining lemon wedges.

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Broccoli & Cheese Tortellini with Spinach & Walnuts

Scott
healthy greens and pillowy cheese tortellini with spinach and a nutty walnut-broccoli pesto.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 2 people

Instructions
 

Cooking Instuctions

  • Toast walnuts: Bring a medium pot of salted water to a boil. Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a small skillet over medium. Add walnuts. Cook, stirring frequently, until golden-brown, about 5 minutes. Sprinkle with salt. Transfer to cutting board and let cool slightly.
  • Prep ingredients: Trim ends from broccoli, then cut into 2-inch florets. Peel and finely chop 1 large clove garlic. Pick basil leaves from stems, then coarsely chop leaves, discard stems. Finely grate ¼ teaspoon lemon zest, then squeeze 1 tablespoon juice, separately. Cut any remaining lemon into wedges. Finely grate Parmesan.
    Chopped Broccoli and ingredients
  • Cook broccoli: Add broccoli to boiling water. Cook until bright green and crisp-tender, about 3 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer broccoli to a colander. Cover pot, reduce heat to low, and keep warm for step 5.
    Boil Broccoli
  • Make pesto: Finely chop walnuts and half of the cooked broccoli. Save remaining broccoli for step 6. Transfer chopped walnuts and broccoli to medium bowl. Add garlic, lemon zest, chopped basil, half of the Parmesan, and 3 tablespoons oil. Stir to combine, then season with ¼ teaspoon of salt and a few grinds of pepper.
    Broccoli and Tort Combine
  • Cook Tortelloni: Bring pot of water back to a boil. Add tortelloni and cook until al dente, about 3 minutes. Reserve ¼ cup pasta water. Add spinach to pot, then stir once, and drain tortelloni and spinach; return to pot.
    Boil spinach and pasta
  • Finish & serve: Add pesto, reserved broccoli florets, lemon juice, and half of the pasta water to pot. Toss gently to combine, and add more pasta water to loosen if necessary. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Divide between bowls, sprinkle with remaining Parmesan, and serve with remaining lemon wedges. Enjoy!
    Broccoli & Cheese Tortellini
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