gluten free pasta dishes waitrose good health 1

Pesto green pea pasta and broccoli

This simple pesto is perfect paired with hot smoked salmon and green pea gluten free pasta - topped with charred broccoli it's healthy and delicious.
Servings 2


  • 150 g Waitrose green pea pasta
  • Half pack tenderstem broccoli
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 1 pack hot smoked salmon flakes

For the pesto

  • Bunch fresh basil
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 4 tbsp virgin olive oil
  • 50 g parmigiano reggiano shavings
  • 40 g pine nuts
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Cook the pasta as per the instructions (in salted boiling water for 5 minutes for al dente, 6-7 minutes for a little softer).
  2. Meanwhile make the pesto by adding all of the ingredients into a food processor. Blend until reasonably smooth and set aside.
  3. Steam the tenderstem broccoli for one minute then remove from the steamer. Heat the coconut oil in a frying pan until hot, then add the broccoli stems. Fry for 1 minute or two on each side until they start to get some colour.
  4. Once cooked, drain the pasta and add to a pan with the pesto. Add the salmon flakes and mix well. Serve in a bowl with the charred broccoli on top or on the side.