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Orecchiette with Pistachio Pesto, Pistachio Crumb & Parmesan (gf. avail.)

Orecchiette, literally ‘little ears’, are a perfect example of the difference that fresh production can make to pasta. Using only flour and water, the little shell shapes have a firm bite, but a soft interior, avoiding the sogginess often found in reboiled dry pasta.

Another delight is of course the variety of shapes inherent in hand-crafting. Orecchiette are known and loved in their rugged home region of Apulia for their ability to scoop up smaller elements of the sauce, such as this innovative fresh pesto with its star ingredient: beautiful pistachios from sunny Sicily. The sturdy pasta holds this sauce beautifully, so neither pasta nor our twist on pesto becomes a support act for the other.

We top with a traditional Italian cheese, Parmigiano, whose crumbly, tangy taste imparts added depth to the dish.

Photo by: @fenwench

INGREDIENTS (allergens in bold): Fresh pasta (Durum wheat flour, Water), Pistachio, Basil, Herbs, Salt, Parmesan cheese
GARNISH INGREDIENTS: Pistachio crumb & Parmesan cheese

Find the recipe card here.

Orecchiette with Pistachio Pesto & Pistachio Crumb

Grams Calories
Orecchiette 160g 450kCal
Pistachio Pesto 80g 380kCal
Pistachio Crumb  10g 60kCal
Parmesan 10g 25kCal

 Please note the above nutritional guidance is based on our estimates only. 

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Orecchiette, literally ‘little ears’, are a perfect example of the difference that fresh production can make to pasta. Using only flour and water, the little shell shapes have a firm bite, but a soft interior, avoiding the sogginess often found in reboiled dry pasta.

Another delight is of course the variety of shapes inherent in hand-crafting. Orecchiette are known and loved in their rugged home region of Apulia for their ability to scoop up smaller elements of the sauce, such as this innovative fresh pesto with its star ingredient: beautiful pistachios from sunny Sicily. The sturdy pasta holds this sauce beautifully, so neither pasta nor our twist on pesto becomes a support act for the other.

We top with a traditional Italian cheese, Parmigiano, whose crumbly, tangy taste imparts added depth to the dish.

Photo by: @fenwench

Ingredients

INGREDIENTS (allergens in bold): Fresh pasta (Durum wheat flour, Water), Pistachio, Basil, Herbs, Salt, Parmesan cheese
GARNISH INGREDIENTS: Pistachio crumb & Parmesan cheese

Recipe Card

Find the recipe card here.

Nutrition

Orecchiette with Pistachio Pesto & Pistachio Crumb

Grams Calories
Orecchiette 160g 450kCal
Pistachio Pesto 80g 380kCal
Pistachio Crumb  10g 60kCal
Parmesan 10g 25kCal

 Please note the above nutritional guidance is based on our estimates only.