Orrechiette Primavera



This pasta salad is a fresh and zingy dish which uses seasonal spring vegetables and butterbeans tossed with a caper herb dressing and finished with pistachios.


Serves 2


80g orrechiete

1 asparagus bunch, trimmed and roughly chopped

1 small fennel bulb, finely sliced

1 can butterbeans


For the dressing:

1 lemon, zest and juice

4 tbsp olive oil

2 tbsp capers, drained and roughly chopped

1 bunch of mint, finely chopped

1 bunch of dill, finely chopped


20g pistachios, roughly chopped


1. Cook the orrechiette in a pan of salted boiling water according to packet instructions. For the last 5 minutes of cooking, add the asparagus to cook through.

2. Drain the pasta and asparagus and run over cold water to cool. Transfer to a large bowl and add the shaved fennel and butterbeans.

3. In a small bowl, mix together the lemon zest and juice, olive oil, chopped capers and herbs. Add to the pasta bowl along with a good seasoning of salt and pepper. Divde between two bowls and finish with the chopped pistachios.

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