This gluten free Peppery Broccoli Arugula Pesto Pasta is gonna rock your world! A pesto pasta with broccoli and arugula and packed with nutrition and flavor! An easy pasta dinner for a quick weeknight dinner or healthy lunch! Ready in under 30 minutes and vegan friendly. Can’t beat that now, can you?
Okay y’all! Last day of July! What the what?? That being said, it’s time to pep things up for new month. Pep? As in peppery broccoli arugula pesto pasta! Say that 10x fast. Lol! Sorry, I’m sleep deprived and hungry. Which makes me extra corny.
Oh yes, we’re talkin peppy pesto! Gah, I am obsessed with making homemade pesto this summer. Can’t stop, won’t stop! The abundance of leafy greens, summer veggies, and basil has my foodie heart jumping for joy!
But you should probably know what makes this summer pesto pasta so peppy! Peppery? It’s that broccoli and rocket! Rocket, as I’m arugula!!
Did you know that people in New Zealand and parts of Europe call arugula rocket? I’m sure you did I am the only one that didn’t! Ya, Funny story about that rocket.
When we lived in NZ, my mother in Law would call us from the store asking if we wanted rocket for salads and sandwiches. I was so confused. I thought maybe she was referring to pepper or some sort of spicy dip? It wasn’t until about the third time she came home with a “bag of rocket” that I got it. “Ohhhh you mean arugula??!! ” She would then reply. “Yes, you American! ” ?
Anyways, that name for arugula will forever be a funny memory in my heart!
Now let’s discuss this rocket arugula broccoli pesto pasta! The American Version.
For that peppery pesto you will need :
- Smoked Or Roasted Almonds
- Nutritional Yeast Or Parmesan
- Garlic Cloves And Onion
- Crushed Red Pepper And Black Pepper
- Olive Oil
That peppery pep all makes sense now, right?
Pep as in rocket power! Peppery Arugula, and one heck of tasty pesto pasta! Made rocket fire fast! See what I did there? Ha!
Okay no just toss your pesto in with cooked gluten free rice noodles, a spiralized vegetable noodle, or another gluten free pasta of choice. A handful of cherry tomatoes, marinated olives, and extra broccoli sprouts to top! Here’s my other tip. If you don’t want to actually cook gluten free pasta, use Asian rice noodles! Most of those type of rice noodles/sticks you can just soak in hot water for 30 minutes. Then rinse cold and toss all in a pan super cook with the pesto and tomatoes.
Snappy, peppy, peppery, PERFECT! I can’t stop saying that word ya’ll!
Pretty sure you will get like 10 servings of vegetables without even knowing it! Plus this plant power pesto pasta bowl actually has a decent amount of protein. WOO! Oh and Vegan friendly and gluten free, of course!
I won’t judge for rolling your eyes at my humor. Go for it! But while you’re rolling your eyes, please wipe the drool, cause this dish should have made you super hungry! Mmm k?Print
Hit me up! What’s your favorite pesto recipe or pesto pasta recipe?
Cheers to a PEPPY week!