Orecchiette, literally ‘little ears’ in Italian, are a perfect example of how amazing pasta can be! Using only flour and water, the little shell shapes have a firm bite, but a soft interior. When next in London, do pop by our Pasta Evangelists concession in the Harrods food hall. Make sure you stop and ask our sfoglina’s (pasta makers) Livia or Michelangelo how to make orecchiette!
Another delight is, of course, the variety of shapes available across Italy’s twenty regions. Orecchiette are known and loved in their rugged home region of Puglia for their ability to scoop up smaller elements of the sauce, such as this innovative fresh pesto, packed with basil, spinach, kale & many more nutrient rich greens. The sturdy pasta holds this sauce beautifully, so neither pasta nor our twist on pesto becomes a supporting act for the other. We top with a crunchy Parmesan crisp, adding wonderful texture and added flavour.
Photo by: @fenwench
|Orecchiette||165g||454kCal||Durum Wheat Flour, Water|
|Super Green Pesto||90g||381kCal||Sunflower Oil, Broccoli Crumbs (17%), Basil Paste (Basil, Sunflower Oil, Salt) (12%), Vegetarian Hard Cheese (Cow’s Milk), Broad Beans (8%), Baby spinach (8%), Mixed seeds, Kale, Garlic Puree, Salt, Acidity Regulator: Citric Acid|
|Pine Nuts||8g||56kcal||Pine Nuts|
|Parmesan Crisp||8g||42kCal||Parmesan Cheese (Milk, Salt, Animal Rennet)|
Please note the above nutritional guidance is based on our estimates only.
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