Become a Member

Get access to more than 30 brands, premium video, exclusive content, events, mapping, and more.

Already have an account? Sign In

Become a Member

Get access to more than 30 brands, premium video, exclusive content, events, mapping, and more.

Already have an account? Sign In

Brands

Recipes

Conchiglie Primavera by Locanda Locatelli Chef Giorgio Locatelli

Conchiglie stand up to the textures of sautéed vegetables while catching the bright flavors of the lemony sauce

Get access to everything we publish when you sign up for Outside+ Join today!.

“Sicilians were doing pasta shapes well before everyone else in Italy and creating shapes to go with certain pasta sauces,” explains Giorgio Locatelli, chef at Locanda Locatelli in London and author of Made in Sicily. Here, firm, chewy shells (conchiglie) stand up to the textures of sautéed vegetables while catching the bright flavors of the lemony sauce.

Servings
4

Ingredients

  • 6 oz. conchiglie or medium pasta shells (2 cups)
  • 3 Tbs. olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced (2 tsp.)
  • 1 small yellow squash, cut into 3/4-inch pieces (8 oz.)
  • 8 oz. asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces (1 1/2 cups)
  • 1 Italian frying pepper or 1 small yellow bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces (1 cup)
  • 4 oz. green beans, halved (1 cup)
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 small fennel bulb, grated, plus 1 Tbs. chopped fennel fronds
  • 2 Tbs. lemon juice
  • 1 Tbs. chopped fresh mint

Preparation

1. Cook conchiglie according to package directions.

2. Meanwhile, heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic, and cook 30 seconds. Add squash, asparagus, frying pepper, and green beans; sauté 5 minutes, or until crisp-tender.

3. Drain conchiglie, and transfer to large bowl. Add sautéed vegetables, tomatoes, grated fennel, fennel fronds, lemon juice, and mint; toss to combine. Season with salt and pepper, if desired.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories 305
  • Carbohydrate Content 45 g
  • Cholesterol Content 0 mg
  • Fat Content 11 g
  • Fiber Content 6 g
  • Protein Content 9 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 2 g
  • Sodium Content 28 mg
  • Sugar Content 7 g