Zucchini, Parsnip and Celeriac Pasta with Broccoli Sauce

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Zucchini, parsnip and celeriac pasta with broccoli sauce


  • 3 medium zucchinis, shredded
  • 3 medium parsnips, peeled and shredded
  • 1 small celeriac (celery root), peeled and shredded
  • extra virgin olive oil, for drizzling
  • finely grated parmesan and small basil leaves to serve

Broccoli sauce:

  • 8 cups (480g) broccoli florets
  • ½ cup (40g) finely grated parmesan
  • ⅓ cup (55g) cashews
  • 1 tsp sea salt flakes
  • ¼ cup (60ml) extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 2 long red chillies, seeded and finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons lemon zest


To make the broccoli sauce, place the broccoli, parmesan, cashews and salt in a food processor and process until the mixture resembles fine crumbs.

Heat the oil in a large non-stick frying pan over high heat.

Add the garlic and chilli and cook, stirring, for 1–2 minutes or until soft.

Add the lemon zest and broccoli mixture and cook, stirring, for 6–8 minutes or until golden.

Add the zucchini, parsnip and celeriac to the broccoli sauce and toss until combined.

Divide between serving bowls, drizzle with oil and top with parmesan and basil to serve.

Recipe from Life In Balance by Donna Hay available at donnahay.com.au



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