Ramp pesto is pretty special… after all, you can only enjoy it when ramps are in season, and that’s only for a few short weeks every spring. So this recipe had to be special, too… highlighting the delicious pesto as much as possible. And for that, the recipe needed to be unfussy, yet I wanted it to be totally luxurious.
So I chose to toss the pesto with Cavatelli and fresh fava beans. The Cavatelli is the ideal pasta shape for the sauce – the grooves scoop up the pesto to make every bite as flavorful as can be, while the petite pasta doesn’t overwhelm the sauce. As for the fresh fava, their wonderful greenness is a perfect complement to the pesto. Plus they make the dish lighter and more nutritious.
I must say that my goal was achieved… every forkful of this pasta is a delight.
Disclaimer: As always, my point of view is my own. I do not accept samples, and have no commercial relationship with any product, food or wine company.