Orecchiette with broccoli pesto

Total time: 1hr 30m
Preparation Time: 60m

For 4 people


Luca (FOOBY Team)

Nutritional Information

Contains 458 Kcal, 18g Protein, 61g Carbohydrates, 14g Fat


  • Orecchiette
  • 100 g baby spinach
  • 200 g white flour
  • salted water, boiling
  • 100 g durum wheat semolina
  • Broccoli pesto
  • 1 bunch basil, several leaves set aside
  • 0.25 tsp salt
  • 300 g broccoli, cut into florets
  • 1 bunch peppermint, several leaves set aside
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 50 g grated Parmesan
  • a little pepper
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • To cook the orecchiette
  • 250 g sugar snap peas, sliced
  • salted water, boiling

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  • Orecchiette

    Blanch the spinach in boiling salted water for approx. 30 secs. Set aside approx. 100 ml of cooking water. Drain and squeeze out the spinach, then puree with the reserved cooking water (makes approx. 180 g of spinach puree). Mix the flour and semolina in a bowl. Add the spinach puree, mix and knead into a soft, smooth dough. Shape the dough into a ball, then leave to rest for approx. 30 mins. at room temperature under a bowl rinsed in hot water. Quarter the dough, shape into rolls the width of your finger, cut into approx. 1 cm pieces. Flatten the pieces of dough by dragging a butter knife over them. Pull the dough off the knife, push the dough inside out to create the orecchiette shape.
  • Broccoli pesto

    Place a steamer basket in a wide pan, fill with water until it is just below the bottom of the basket, add the broccoli, season with salt and cook for approx. 5 mins. Blitz the broccoli, basil, peppermint and garlic in a food processor, stir in the cheese, oil and lemon juice, season.
  • To cook the orecchiette

    Cook the orecchiette in boiling salted water for approx. 5 mins. until just al dente, add the sugar snaps and cook for a further 2 mins., drain. Mix the orecchiette and sugar snaps with the broccoli pesto, garnish with the reserved herbs.
  • Note:

    Schmeckt auch kalt als Salat hervorragend.

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