Pesto isn't just made from basil. You can use any kind of greens — or even, in this case, steamed broccoli! This is an old favorite for me, a way to turn an economical dish of steamed broccoli into a creamy yet nubby pesto to toss with pasta or cooked grains.
It has very little fat and dairy, aside from the feta, and nearly all of its body comes from steamed and blended broccoli. And lest you think that this is a dieter's compromise of a pasta sauce, I'll tell you the broccoli is sautéed with onion, garlic, and Italian parsley, and spun with lemon juice for a fantastically tangy and aromatic pasta dish. It's fresh, easy, and unexpected!