WHAT TO EAT TONIGHT

Roasted radicchio and pasta

With sage and walnut pesto. Serve with a baby-leaf salad with lemon dressing

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With sage and walnut pesto. Serve with a baby-leaf salad with lemon dressing

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  • SERVES 4
  • PREPARATION TIME 15 minutes
  • COOKING TIME 15 minutes
  • For the pasta:
  • 500g radicchio
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • Cooking salt, sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 250g wholemeal pasta, such as penne
  • For the pesto:
  • 75g walnut pieces
  • 2 handfuls of fresh sage leaves
  • 50g Parmesan or vegetarian alternative, grated + more for the table
  • 2 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
  • Sea salt
  • 1 tsp grated lemon zest
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 125ml extra virgin olive oil
  1. Put a large pan of well-salted water on to boil. Preheat the oven to 220ºC/fan 200ºC/gas mark 7 and line a baking tray.
  2. Cut the radicchio in half from stem to base, then each half into three or four wedges through the core. (Save any stray leaves for a future salad.) Once the water has boiled, drop the radicchio wedges in a few at a time and blanch for one minute, then remove with a slotted spoon and drain very well. Gently place them on the baking tray and brush all over with olive oil. Roast for 10-15 minutes, until steaming and showing some golden edges. Remove from the oven and keep warm.
  3. Cook the pasta until done to your liking. Drain and toss with a few drops of oil, then keep warm.
  4. Meanwhile, make the pesto. Whizz all the ingredients together to a thick but spoonable paste – add more oil if it is too solid.
  5. Stir half the pesto through the pasta and scoop into a warm serving dish. Arrange the radicchio on top and dollop the remaining pesto over it. Serve right away, with extra grated Parmesan, if desired.

RECIPE EXTRACTED FROM SUPERVEG

RECIPE EXTRACTED FROM SUPERVEG

SUPERVEG: THE JOY AND POWER OF THE 25 HEALTHIEST VEGETABLES ON THE PLANET BY CELIA BROOKS

Published Murdoch Books, Photography by Jean Cazals

£ 16.95

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