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.
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 with its star ingredient: Sicilian pistachios. The sturdy pasta holds this sauce beautifully, so neither pasta nor our twist on pesto becomes a supporting act for the other. This week, we've also gone a step further, creating this beautiful pistachio pesto from entirely plant-based ingredients. Our orecchiette pasta are a pasta bianca - i.e. they are made without egg.
Allergens in BOLD & CAPITALISED:
Durum WHEAT Flour, Water, Rice Flour
Pistachio Pesto (70g):
Pistachio Nuts (NUTS) (28%), Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Vegan Cheese: (Water, Starch, Modified Starch, Coconut Oil, Sea Salt, Rice Protein, Flavourings, Olive Extract, Colour: B-Carotene, Vitamin B12), Basil, Garlic, Salt
Pistachio Crumb (8g):
Pistachio Nuts (NUTS)
Calories per serving: 863kcal
Following nutritional information is per 100g
Of which saturates 2.6g
Of which sugars 1.7g