A Smoky, Savory Veggie Pasta That’s Easy and “Delivers Heaps of Flavor”

Viviane Bauquet Farre loves recipes “that can be thrown together in minutes, yet are healthful and over-the-top delicious.” Viviane, a whiz at creating wonderful dishes, has done just that with the orecchiette pasta featured here. It’s landed a top spot on our to-do list of flavorful, healthy recipes for the New Year.

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Photo courtesy of Viviane Bauquet Farre

“The tender-yet-robust chickpeas happily provide protein even as the copious amounts of spinach leaves lighten the load,” says Viviane, who writes the food blog foodandstyle.com, where she publishes beautiful and innovative recipes and photographs inspired by seasonal ingredients and local farmers. (Click here to see the pasta recipe.)

The orecchiette — “little ears” in Italian — gets a good dose of smoked Spanish paprika, or pimentón, that adds a “seductive smokiness.” The dish is finished with shavings of nutty Manchego cheese and a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil.

“Hearty, smoky, savory, this pasta dish delivers heaps of flavor and leaves you feeling utterly satisfied,” Viviane says.

You can also see Viviane’s recipes for linguini with roasted beets and grilled vegetable brochettes. And you can see more flavorful, healthy recipes in our January In Season eNewsletter. (Click here to see the eNews.)

Bon appétit,

Your friends at California Olive Ranch