Our cime di rapa is really something special. Sourced from a small family farm in Puglia, its crisp, forest-green leaves and slightly nutty, almost almond-like bitterness sets it miles apart from its more typical English substitute, the sprouting broccoli. While difficult to find outside Italy, cime di rapa, often translated as ‘broccoli raab’ or, more commonly, ‘turnip tops’, is a staple in southern Italian cuisine, where it is revered for its generous helping of healthy antioxidants and minerals like potassium, calcium and iron.
Inspiration for our spicy cime di rapa ravioli recipe comes from our chef Roberta, who grew up in the north of Puglia and remembers, as a little girl, snacking on its green stems, fried until meltingly tender and served simply with a drizzle of local olive oil and fresh chilli. We create an incredibly moreish, bittersweet flavour for our ravioli filling by whisking our cime di rapa with creamy buffalo ricotta, and finishing the dish with buttery pine nuts and a butter sauce infused with fresh chervil. This pasta dish is perfect for early summer evenings and offers to spirit you away to the countryside of Puglia.
Note: Please consume or freeze our pasta and sauces within 2 days of delivery.
- Bring a large saucepan of water to the boil. Salt the water (around ½tbsp per litre).
- Cook the pasta in the boiling water for 3 minutes.
- Whilst the pasta cooks, put the butter in a pan, cover with a lid and heat until steaming. Once steaming, turn off the heat.
- Lift the pasta out of the water and transfer to the butter. Toss gently to coat.
- Sprinkle over the pine nuts. Serve immediately. Buon appetito!
Allergens in BOLD & CAPITALISED:
Pasta (Durum WHEAT Semolina, WHEAT Flour “00”, EGG, Water, Spinach Powder), Filling (Turnip Tops, Ricotta Cheese (Buffalo’s Whey (MILK), Buffalo MILK Whey, Salt), Butter (MILK), Vegetarian Cheese (Cow’s MILK, Salt, Microbial Rennet), Texturtec (Potato Flakes (Potatoes, Emulsifier: E471), Starch (Corn), Rice Cream, Vegetable Fibres (Carrot/Bamboo)), Red Chilli, Garlic), Rice Flour
Butter (MILK), Chervil
In addition to the recipe-specific allergen information provided, Pasta Evangelists handles all 14 allergens prescribed in legislation. Whilst we have implemented and maintain safety practices and take all reasonable precautions to prevent cross-contamination, we cannot guarantee that our products will not contain traces of these allergens.
Calories per serving: 572kcal
Following nutritional information is per 100g:
- Energy 1050kJ
- Calories 252kcal
- Fat 14.1g
- Of which saturates 8.0g
- Carbohydrates 24.9g
- Of which sugars 0.8g
- Protein 6.7g
- Salt 0.27g