Orecchiette pasta with turnip tops
Cime di rapa, turnip tops, are also known as broccoletti because the taste and appearance are very similar to broccoli. This vegetable is very popular in southern Italy during the winter and often simply sauteed in olive oil, garlic and chilli. In Puglia, this vegetable is served with traditional handmade orecchiette pasta, shaped like little ears. Orecchiette are now becoming widely available in good delis and supermarkets outside of Italy. If you can't find cime di rapa, substitute with purple sprouting or long stem broccoli.
Make it yourself
4 x servings