Broccoli Pesto Recipe | Elika Tasker

Broccoli Pesto (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

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Broccoli pesto

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  • Author: Elika
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 3 portions 1x


If you are looking for a way to fit more green vegetables into your diet why not try broccoli pesto – it’s vegan and gluten-free! Toss it with zoodles for a delicious, easy dinner!


  • 1 whole zucchini spiralized
  • 1 full head of broccoli
  • 45 gm garlic clove
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 150 ml olive oil
  • 150 gm almonds
  • 3 gm salt
  • 3 gm black pepper


  1. Steam broccoli until fully cooked
  2. Place almonds & garlic in a high-speed blender till fine, you may need to add a drop of warm water to help
  3. Then add chopped broccoli and nutritional yeast
  4. Blend on medium speed adding olive oil through the hole until sauce is created
  5. Season pesto with salt & pepper
  6. Place zoodles in a large mixing bowl and combine with pesto until fully coated
  7. Plate dish


  • Aim to blend and add oil to the required consistency to thinly coat all zoodles
  • This broccoli pesto is great on top of the gluten-free pizza base

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