Monday, June 07, 2010

Meatless Monday - Rotini with Broccoli

We planted our garden early in May and within a few weeks our basil situation was out of control. Four kinds of basil were growing like wildfire - not a bad thing - and Mr Minx was forced to whip up a quick batch of pesto with the spicy globe variety. We used some as a burger topping, and the leftovers on pasta, along with about half a cup of leftover heavy cream (leftover from sometime at the end of April - does the stuff ever go bad?), and the dregs of a container of shredded Parmesan cheese.

We also had some broccoli crowns in the fridge, so I blanched them and tossed them into the sauce, which went over "rainbow" rotini. (Surely an orange, green, and cream colored rainbow could only have existed in the 1970s.)


With a judicious amount of salt and a bit more shredded Parmesan added at the end, it was a filling and delicious meal, full of vegetable goodness.

What's your favorite way to eat broccoli?