Pasta con Salsa di Erbe (Pasta with Fresh Herb Sauce)

December 11, 2020  |  By Peg Kern
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Cooking with Chef Barbara during our Florence cooking classes.Enjoy this fresh spring recipe from Chef Barbara in Florence, one of our most popular chefs. It’s a perfect way to start using your spring herbs!  Chef Barbara’s Florence cooking classes have long been among our most popular. Her dishes are enticing, authentic and flavorful, and as a mother with a busy schedule she can appreciate the need for simple, fresh recipes like this one.

Chef Barbara also offers vegetarian and gluten-free classes!

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Pasta con Salsa di Erbe (Pasta with Fresh Herb Sauce)

Serves: 6Fresh herbs from the garden during an Italy culinary vacation.
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Cook method: Boil


  • 350 gr (12 oz) fusilli
  • 1 clove of garlic, pressed
  • ½ small onion, finely chopped
  • 4 ripe tomatoes, blanched, seeded and diced
  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 1 sprig fresh sage, chopped
  • 1 sprig fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2 sprigs fresh basil, chopped
  • 1 sprig fresh thyme, chopped
  • 1 sprig fresh marjoram, chopped
  • 8 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 Tablespoons salted ricotta cheese, grated, or pecorino or parmesan
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • salt

Ripe tomatoes ready for a recipe during a culinary vacation with The International Kitchen.Instructions:

1. Cook the pasta in boiling salted water according to package directions.

2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, mix all the ingredients except the cheese, and let rest until the pasta is cooked.

3. Drain the fusilli and place in the bowl with the sauce.

4. Add the grated ricotta and serve immediately. It is just that easy!

Buon appetito!

Cook with chef Barbara in Florence!

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By Peg Kern

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