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Italian Recipe - Fusilli Carob Pasta with Ricotta Cheese

Posted on 20 May 2016

Carob is a legume similar to a pea that has a variety of health benefits because of its high levels of calcium, fiber, protein and other important vitamins and minerals. Benefits include aiding in the fight against osteoporosis and blood pressure and preventing cancer and spikes in blood sugar. It can also be used as an alternative to cocoa. This recipe uses our new carob pasta featuring an effortless sauce for a quick weeknight meal.


  1. Boil water in a pot and cook pasta for approximately 12 minutes.
  2. In a small saucepan, heat oil over medium heat.
  3. Carefully add the ricotta cheese and cook until combined and thickened slightly. If it becomes too thick, add a spoonful of the pasta water and stir. Reduce heat to low and simmer.
  4. When the pasta has cooked, drain, but do not rinse. Immediately combine with the ricotta cheese mixture.
  5. Garnish with Pecorino Romano cheese and fresh chives for a delicate boost in flavor.  

Serve this dish with grilled chicken or fish, a side salad and a glass of your favorite white wine. We recommend Italo Cescon Chardonnay. It's fresh buttery flavor is well-suited for a creamy sauce. 

Visit our Mondo delle Carrube page to learn more about carob and its benefits. 

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