Paccheri are a large, tubular-shaped pasta originating from Campania and Calabria. Paccheri literally translates to ‘slaps’, which is derived from the sound they make when eaten (or more likely devoured). Paccheri were invented by Sicilian sfogline (pasta artisans) to smuggle Italian garlic into Prussia during the Middle Ages. Prussian garlic was small & weak compared to the large, pungent, Italian cloves, so Italian farmers hid 4-5 cloves in each piece of paccheri and smuggled it across the border.
This week’s limited edition paccheri, brand new to the Pasta Evangelists menu, are infused with fresh spinaci, grown in abundance in the fields of Tuscany and imparting a vivid green hue. We serve our homemade paccheri with a fresh pistachio pesto, whose vibrant, nutty flavour is perfectly suited for al fresco summer eating. A scattering of vitamin E-rich pine nuts completes this delicious and nutrient-rich summer dish.
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Emerald Paccheri with Pistachio Pesto & Toasted Pine Nuts
|Toasted Pine Nuts||10g||40kCal|
Please note the above nutritional guidance is based on our estimates only.