Orecchiette with Calabrian Pesto

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Preparation info

  • Serves

    4

    • Difficulty

      Medium

Appears in

The Vegetarian Kitchen

The Vegetarian Kitchen

By Prue Leith and Peta Leith

Published 2019

  • About

I was introduced to this pasta by an Italian friend who used to bring her grandmother’s orecchiette back to London with her. I love it with this Calabrian pesto – the contrast of the creamy ricotta with the kick from the chilli works so well, especially with the springy ‘little ears’ of pasta. If you’re short of time, or making this mid-week, you can substitute dried pasta and it will still be delicious. If you cannot get orecchiette, rigatoni would be a good substitute. I would urge you to