Languorous summer afternoons spent soaking up the Sicilian sunshine offer an escape from reality like no other. This island paradise, located off Italy’s southern tip, is a uniquely beautiful cultural melting pot, with Arabic, Norman and Baroque influences visible throughout the island’s towns and cities. The glistening emerald ocean and the golden sandy beaches of Sicily create a haven for visitors to the island, but our inspiration for this dish can actually be found further inland. The Bronte pistachio is one of Sicily’s finest delicacies, known among locals as the oro verde or ‘green gold’ because of its beautiful colour. This distinguished nut is showcased in all its green glory in this dish.
To prepare this island-inspired pesto, we blend pistachios with Italian cheese and fresh parsley. The result is vibrant and refreshing. The restorative properties of this salsa - sauce - are evocative of Sicily itself; nourishment for the soul. We serve our verdant pesto with fresh strands of tagliatelle, which are the perfect shape to mop up every last morsel of sauce. Be spirited away to this enchanted Mediterranean island with every mouthful.
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 2-3 minutes.
- Whilst the pasta cooks, put the pesto in a large bowl. Take care to ensure you squeeze all the sauce from the pouch. Add 2 tbsp (30ml) of the boiling cooking water to the pesto and mix together.
- Lift the pasta out of the water and transfer to the pesto. Toss gently to coat.
- Sprinkle over the pistachio crumb. Serve immediately. Buon appetito.
Allergens in BOLD & CAPITALISED:
Durum WHEAT Semola, WHEAT Flour, Free Range Pasteurised EGG, Natural Flavouring, Rice Flour
Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Pistachio Nuts (NUTS) (20%), Vegetarian Hard Cheese (MILK, Salt, Microbial Rennet), Flat Leaf Parsley, Garlic, Salt, Black Pepper
Pistachio Nuts (NUTS)
MILK, Salt, Rennet (Microbial Coagulant), EGG Lysozyme
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: 1063kcal
Following nutritional information is per 100g:
- Energy 1647kJ
- Calories 396kcal
- Fat 22.1g
- Of which saturates 4.6g
- Carbohydrates 38.5g
- Of which sugars 2.9g
- Protein 10.5g
- Salt 0.31g