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KIRREats: Thai Basil Pesto Eggplant Broccoli Pasta by Sincerely Aline
This hearty, wholesome dish is an easy weekday meal that is family and batch friendly. It’s made with lightly spiced eggplant and broccoli tossed with gluten-free spaghetti and homemade Thai basil pesto. This dish is delicious as leftovers, just whip up a big batch, store part of it in the fridge and enjoy it over a few days.
I made my quick homemade pesto using Thai basil, a combination of toasted walnuts and pine nuts, and pecorino. Stirred through the pasta, this herby, nutty sauce really makes the dish. Not only incredibly moreish, it contains heart-healthy fats from the extra virgin olive oil, and is also packed with antioxidants thanks to the basil and garlic. I make this versatile pesto recipe quite frequently as it is so easy, and the use of Thai basil, in particular, makes it that extra bit tasty!