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Plum tomatoes and arugula add color to this hearty pasta dish with onions and lentils.

Source: Everyday Food, March 2005
Total Time Prep Servings



Cook's Notes

Orecchiette are small ear-shaped pasta shells; fusilli or farfalle can be used instead. You can also replace the arugula with two cups whole fresh Italian parsley leaves.

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  • Rosemary317
    15 MAR, 2011
    always watching my weight. wish the recipes on this site would keep that in mind I so want to make a lot of the recipe but without the infor can not
  • Abeem
    14 MAR, 2011
    I wish we could get the nutritional numbers.
  • amandajennison
    14 MAR, 2011
    The onions get caramelized, which (on very low heat so you don't scorch) takes time. The tomatoes should be cored and diced (as mentioned in the ingredients list) and then added with the water to the onions in Step 2. I just use a big can of diced tomatoes, drained, which saves me a few steps. :) Hope this helps! Cheffette-- most people are not chefs, professionally or otherwise. It is rude to respond to genuine questions with condescension, regardless of how obvious one deems the answer to be.
  • Cheffette
    14 MAR, 2011
    As a chef, it is important to read the ingredients and the method in full before you begin making a dish. It clearly tells you how long and why to cook the onions and it also tells you what to do with the tomatoes and when to add them.
  • meldaefe
    14 MAR, 2011
    ?? Do we cook onions for 45 mins?! why?
  • Szollar
    10 JAN, 2011
    The ingredients call for plum tomatoes but the directions don't mention how to prepare and include them...

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