Orecchiette Primavera

Orecchiette Primavera

  • Preparation 25 min
  • Cooking 12 min
  • Servings 4

This quick and easy pasta recipe is ideal for busy weeknights!

Featured in RICARDO Magazine WINTER 2019 (p. 17)
  • Vegetarian
  • Nut-free
  • Egg-free



    • 3/4 lb (340 g) orecchiette
    • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
    • 2 tbsp (30 ml) olive oil
    • 2 zucchini, cut into small wedges
    • 1 broccoli crown, cut into small florets (see note)
    • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes (optional)
    • 2 cups (280 g) cherry tomatoes, various colours, halved
    • 1 lemon, zest finely grated
    • 2 tsp (10 ml) lemon juice
    • Freshly grated Parmesan cheese, for serving
    • Small basil leaves, for serving


Note from Ricardo

The broccoli crown has already been separated from the stalk. Available in most grocery stores, the crown is perfect for recipes that call for a small amount of broccoli.

Personal Note

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