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Broad Bean Pesto and Rocket Linguine July 6, 2010

Filed under: Pasta,Vegetarian — delishuss @ 2:48 pm
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This is Weight Watchers recipe. You could add some fried chicken to the recipe. Also the recipe does state that it serves 4 people, that’s at a push. I would say more like 3 good sized portions. Obviously, the points values will change depending on the portion size and any added extras.

Serves 4

7 ½  Weight Watchers Points per serving


400g broad beans, defrosted if frozen

50g finely grated parmesan cheese

25g pine nuts toasted

Small bunch of fresh basil

1 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil

1 small garlic clove, crushed

1 ½ tsp lemon juice

300g linguine

50g rocket


  1. Bring a large pan of lightly salted water to the boil. Drop in the broad beans, bring to the boil and simmer for 2 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon, reserving the water for the pasta.
  2. To make the broad bean pesto, remove the beans from their pods and place half in a large pestle and mortar.
  3. Add half the parmesan, half the pine nuts and most of the basil, reserving a little for garnish.
  4. Add the olive oil, garlic and lemon juice and season well. Bash to a rough paste and taste to see if you need more seasoning or lemon juice.
  5. Meanwhile, bring the water back to the boil, add the pasta and cook according to pack instructions. Drain. Combine the hot pasta and a splash of hot cooking water with the pesto. Mix well and stir in the rocket.
  6. Divide among 4 serving bowls, scatter the reserved broad beans, pine nuts, parmesan and basil over, and serve.

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