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Purple sprouting broccoli and pistachio pesto

This is really good for you and is a great recipe to make with your organic veg box, the video is up on YouTube using Ten Mile Menu’s organic purple sprouting broccolil from Sandy Lane Farm.  Purple sprouting broccoli is in season in the Autumn and Winter in England and it’s packed full of vitamins and minerals which are not lost as you don’t cook it in this recipe so you have heaps of raw veg which tastes fantastic

serves 4-6 people

100-200g purple sprouting broccoli – around 1 pack
100g shelled pistachio nuts
100g grated parmesan cheese
1 small bunch fresh basil
3-4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
zest and juice of a lemon

Whizz the purple sprouting broccoli in a food processor until finely chopped, add the rest of the ingredients, whizz briefly to combine.  Taste and add more lemon juice or parmesan if required and serve on buckwheat or wholewheat spaghetti, in panninis, drizzled over veg just before roasting or even in a toasted cheese sandwich