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Food & dining

Seasonal Recipes

Pasta with broccoli, white beans, ricotta, and parsley pesto

Serves 4

Choose any small curved or twisted pasta for this, preferably with shallow ridges (cellentani, rotini, gemelli, and others), so the sauce falls into the crevices when it is tossed. Parsley pesto, which can be made ahead (let it sit at room temperature before tossing with the pasta), is a good cold-weather alternative to basil pesto.

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