In Italy, many of the most delicious dishes are very simple. The key is to use very few ingredients, but most importantly, only the freshest. Here, you cook with the season.
This fresh penne pasta dish is tossed simply with farm fresh peppery arugula lettuce, sweet cherry tomatoes, and pan toasted hazelnuts. It’s dressed simply in olive oil and sprinkles with shaved Parmesan cheese.
Each of the ingredients has its own voice in the dish, which doesn’t get lost when combined. It’s easy to experiment with this dish: adding spinach instead of arugula, or pine nuts instead of the hazelnuts. Or try feta cheese instead of the Parmesan. The key is to cook with the freshest possible ingredients, and keep it simple.
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