Sciara, la terra del pistacchio

Pistachio Fusilli with broccoli, almonds and paprika

Fusilli al Pistacchio con broccoli, mandorle, e paprica. Sciara, la terra del pistacchio
This dish not only delights the palate but also tells a story of tradition and love for the high-quality products of our land, Sicily.


  • 320 g Sciara Pistachio Fusilli
  • 50 g Sciara shelled Almonds
  • 1 Small broccoli.
  • Smoked paprika to taste
  • Extra virgin olive oil to taste
  • Salt to taste


  1. Separate the florets from the stalk of the broccoli. Retrieve all parts of the stalk and stems, removing only the outermost fibrous parts.
  2. Briefly blanch the florets and the tender leaves, then immediately plunge them into a container of ice water to maintain their bright color.
  3. Cook the stalk pieces and larger florets in the same water until they become tender.
  4. Drain and blend these with 30 g of toasted almonds, a couple of tablespoons of oil, salt, and a pinch of smoked paprika until you get a smooth cream. Adjust the consistency with some cooking water if necessary.
  5. Heat the cream in a large pan.
  6. Bring salted water to a boil, cook the Fusilli, and drain them al dente. Toss them in the prepared broccoli cream.
  7. Serve the Fusilli on plates, topping them with the briefly blanched florets and leaves, the remaining roughly chopped almonds, and a sprinkle of smoked paprika.

Tip: To further enhance the flavor, drizzle with extra virgin olive oil just before serving.

4 people
15 min.
25 min.

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Nutrition table per 100g*

20 g
15 g
*Values are indicative only and may vary greatly depending on the specific food manufacturer, method of preparation and other factors.

In Sicily, traditional cuisine makes ample use of local products, and this recipe for Pistachio Fusilli with broccoli and almonds is a shining example. This dish embodies the perfect marriage between the robust flavors of broccoli and the unique sweetness of pistachios. The addition of toasted almonds further enriches the taste, providing a crunchy contrast. It's a celebration of flavors that harmoniously blend thanks to Sicilian artisanal expertise. Let's discover together this tasty recipe that our friend Chiara of kucinadikiara has prepared for us.
Sicilian almonds, a treasure of our island, are not only delicious, but also a mainstay of Sicilian cuisine, used in a wide variety of recipes from sweet like nougat to savory dishes like almond pesto. Sicilian almonds are rich in nutrients, offering a good dose of protein, healthy fats and vitamin E, essential for a balanced diet.

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