Orecchiette with Broad Beans and Tomatoes – Light, Summer Pasta Dish
In the summer I typically prepare a lot of salads. However, it is nice to have something just slightly heavier from time to time, like pasta. Since hot weather doesn’t go that well (at least in my opinion) with heavy and creamy sauces, one day I came up with this tasty pasta recipe: orecchiette with broad beans and tomatoes.
The significant advantage of this dish is that the majority of ingredients I used are probably available in lots of kitchens on a daily basis, with broad beans being the only exception. I usually buy, cook and shell 1 kilo at a time. That way the preparation of this pasta dish takes me 20 minutes – the time I need to cook the orecchiette. If you don’t already have cooked broad beans, the preparation will take you a bit longer. But it is worth it as you will end up with a perfect, summer dish: pretty light but filling enough so that you will not look for a snack just an hour after your lunch.