Orecchiette with turnip tops: the original recipe and 10 variations

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Orecchiette with turnip tops are a typical dish of the Apulian regional cuisine, in particular of the city of Bari. To prepare this dish, choose fresh turnip greens when they are in season.

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Le orecchiette with turnip tops they are a typical dish of the Apulian regional cuisine, in particular of the city of Bari. To prepare this dish, choose fresh turnip greens when they are in season.





You can prepare orecchiette with turnip tops starting from the water and flour-based dough or buy ready-made orecchiette and just think about the sauce. To dress the orecchiette with turnip greens, follow the original recipe or one of the alternatives according to your preferences.

Here is a collection of recipes to prepare orecchiette with turnip greens in many different ways. Choose your favorite recipe.

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Orecchiette with turnip tops, the original recipe

The orecchiette according to the original Apulian recipe they must be seasoned with fresh turnip tops, it is very important that the turnip tops cook together with the orecchiette in the same pot so that the pasta is flavored. The original recipe also includes chilli and there may be anchovies, in this case it is not a vegetarian dish. Here and here all the instructions.

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Orecchiette with turnip tops, vegetarian recipe

Some recipes for making orecchiette with turnip tops contain anchovies. We must exclude this ingredient if we want to prepare the orecchiette in vegetarian version and we can dress them with ricotta. Here and here the recipe.

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Orecchiette with turnip tops, vegan recipe

The vegan version of orecchiette with turnip tops does not contain anchovies, it is egg-free, cheese-free and butter-free. The dressing is essentially based on turnip greens, extra virgin olive oil and chilli for those who wing the spicy. Here the recipe.


Photo Source: Fabulous Vegan


Orecchiette with turnip tops and walnuts

To make your orecchiette even tastier you can add the walnuts to the sauce and prepare a pesto with turnip greens and extra virgin olive oil. Here the recipe.

Photo source: Pane Burro

Orecchiette with turnip tops with homemade pasta

You prepare at home both the sauce based on turnip greens and your orecchiette using water and flour. Here all the instructions.

Photo source: Edgy

Gluten-free orecchiette with turnip tops

Prepare your orecchiette with turnip greens in one version gluten free choosing a flour suitable for celiacs to mix with simple water and salt. For the vegetarian or vegan version, do not add the anchovies. Here all the instructions.

Photo source: In the kitchen with celiac disease

Orecchiette with turnip tops with Thermomix

With the kitchen robot it will be even easier to prepare your orecchiette with turnip tops both in terms of the dough and the sauce. Here the recipe.

Photo source: Recipes for Thermomix

Orecchiette with turnip tops and cherry tomatoes

I dried cherry tomatoes are among the typical ingredients of Mediterranean cuisine, if you like them you can add them as a condiment to your turnip greens dish. When they are in season you can use fresh cherry tomatoes. Here the recipe.

Photo source: The food newspaper



Orecchiette with turnip tops and chilli

Those who love the spicy taste can abound with the fresh or dried chili to season turnip greens, although sweet chillies are most commonly used to season this dish. Here the recipe.

Photo source: Vegan Gorumand

Orecchiette with turnip tops with breadcrumbs

The orecchiette with turnip greens with breadcrumbs are the Lucanian version of this dish. On basilicata the classic orecchiette with turnip tops are added to the crumbled breadcrumbs. Here the recipe.

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Orecchiette with turnip tops without garlic

Orecchiette with turnip greens can also be prepared without problems without garlic if you prefer to avoid this ingredient. To flavor you can alternatively use chilli or capers. Here the recipe.

Photo source: Brindisitg

Which your favorite recipe to prepare orecchiette with turnip greens?

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