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Tonnarelli with a Ligurian Walnut Sauce, Toasted Walnuts & Parmesan (gf. avail)

This is a classic dish from Genova that is very rarely available in other parts of Italy, let alone outside of lo stivale (meaning 'the boot', i.e. Italy). Some people from outside of "Zena" (Genova in the Genovese dialect) call this sauce pesto di noci, which, for a Genovese like our founder Alessandro, is wrong. It is, more properly, salsa di noci  (or 'sarsa de noxi' in local Genovese). Our salsa di noci  is made with beautiful Sorrento walnuts sourced in Campania. It’s a simple but incredibly elegant sauce, highlighting the subtle flavour of the walnuts by quietly featuring parmesan, garlic and a drop of milk, which gives salsa di noci  its remarkable velvet texture. Belin! See below a photo of San Fruttuoso, a little known gem in Liguria.

The sauce is paired with artisanal tonnarelli  from Lazio, the home region of Roma, the capital of Italy. Tonnarelli  are like a square spaghetti - indeed, they are often referred to as spaghetti quadrati, or spaghetti alla chittara.

Photo credit: @thehangryhuman

INGREDIENTS (allergens in bold): Fresh pasta (Wheat Flour, Egg, Durum Wheat Flour, Salt), Walnuts (Nut), White bread (Wheat), Milk, Garlic, Sage, Black pepper

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Tonnarelli with Walnut Sauce, Toasted Walnuts & Parmesan

Grams Calories
Tonnarelli 165g 410kCal
Walnut Sauce 90g 500kCal
Parmesan Cheese 10g 25kCal

 

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This is a classic dish from Genova that is very rarely available in other parts of Italy, let alone outside of lo stivale (meaning 'the boot', i.e. Italy). Some people from outside of "Zena" (Genova in the Genovese dialect) call this sauce pesto di noci, which, for a Genovese like our founder Alessandro, is wrong. It is, more properly, salsa di noci  (or 'sarsa de noxi' in local Genovese). Our salsa di noci  is made with beautiful Sorrento walnuts sourced in Campania. It’s a simple but incredibly elegant sauce, highlighting the subtle flavour of the walnuts by quietly featuring parmesan, garlic and a drop of milk, which gives salsa di noci  its remarkable velvet texture. Belin! See below a photo of San Fruttuoso, a little known gem in Liguria.

The sauce is paired with artisanal tonnarelli  from Lazio, the home region of Roma, the capital of Italy. Tonnarelli  are like a square spaghetti - indeed, they are often referred to as spaghetti quadrati, or spaghetti alla chittara.

Photo credit: @thehangryhuman

Ingredients

INGREDIENTS (allergens in bold): Fresh pasta (Wheat Flour, Egg, Durum Wheat Flour, Salt), Walnuts (Nut), White bread (Wheat), Milk, Garlic, Sage, Black pepper

Recipe Card

Find the recipe card here.

Nutrition

Tonnarelli with Walnut Sauce, Toasted Walnuts & Parmesan

Grams Calories
Tonnarelli 165g 410kCal
Walnut Sauce 90g 500kCal
Parmesan Cheese 10g 25kCal