Penne with Raw Walnut Butter and Radicchio

Penne with Raw Walnut Butter and Radicchio

Are you looking for a tasty, flavorful, and nutrient-rich first course for your autumn evenings? Penne with Raw Walnut Butter and Radicchio is the perfect answer!

This dish combines the creaminess of AmicEarth’s Organic Whole Raw Walnut Butter, the bold taste of radicchio, and the delicacy of shallots for a truly irresistible result.

Perfect for a quick lunch or a family dinner, these penne will win everyone over with their authentic and genuine taste.


  •  320 g penne
  •  200 g radicchio tardivo
  • 100 g AmicEarth Organic Whole Raw Walnut Butter
  • 1 shallot
  • 50 ml dry white wine (optional)
  • 50 g organic walnut pieces
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Extra virgin olive oil to taste


1. Thoroughly wash the radicchio and cut it into thin strips.

2. Finely chop the shallot and sauté it in a large pan with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil.

3. Add the radicchio and cook for 5-7 minutes, stirring often, until wilted.

4. Deglaze with white wine (if using), allowing it to evaporate completely.

5. Add a bit of cooking water to the room temperature Organic Whole Raw Walnut Butter and slowly melt it, stirring continuously to achieve a smooth cream.

6. Cook the penne in plenty of boiling salted water and drain al dente.

7. Toss the penne with the radicchio mixture and the walnut cream, mixing well to combine the flavors.

8. Add the walnut pieces, salt, and pepper to taste.

9. Serve the Penne with Raw Walnut Butter and Radicchio hot.


  •  If you prefer a spicier flavor, you can add a chili pepper to the mixture.
  •  You can vary the recipe according to seasonal vegetables such as bitter herbs, agretti, chicory, or broccoli rabe.
  • Penne with Raw Walnut Butter and Radicchio can be enriched with other ingredients, such as olives, capers, or salted ricotta.
  • This dish is also a great idea for using up leftover radicchio in the fridge.

With Penne with Raw Walnut Butter and Radicchio, you’ll bring to the table a first course rich in flavor and nutrients that will delight everyone’s palate!

Why choose this recipe?

In addition to being delicious and flavorful, this recipe is rich in nutrients that can benefit your health:

High fiber content: The fibers, abundantly present in radicchio and penne, help regulate digestion, promote a feeling of satiety, and control blood cholesterol levels.

Healthy fats: Polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats, mainly from AmicEarth walnut butter, help reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases.

Plant-based proteins: Plant proteins, found in both walnuts and penne, are an excellent alternative to animal proteins and help maintain muscle mass.

Vitamins and minerals: This recipe is rich in essential vitamins and minerals for body well-being, including:

Vitamin A: important for vision, skin health, and the immune system (contained in walnut butter).

Vitamin B6: involved in amino acid metabolism and red blood cell production (present in walnut butter).

Vitamin C: a powerful antioxidant that strengthens the immune system and aids in iron absorption (present in fresh radicchio).

Vitamin E: an antioxidant that protects cells from damage and fights aging (contained in walnut butter).

Vitamin K: essential for blood clotting and bone health (present in radicchio).

Calcium: fundamental for bone and teeth health (present in radicchio and vegan Parmesan).

Copper: a mineral involved in red blood cell production and iron metabolism (contained in walnut butter).

Iron: necessary for oxygen transport in the blood (present in walnut butter).

Magnesium: important for muscle relaxation, energy production, and nervous system health (present in walnut butter and radicchio).

Manganese: a mineral involved in bone metabolism and energy production (contained in walnut butter).

Phosphorus: essential for bone and teeth health, as well as energy production (present in walnut butter and radicchio).

Potassium: regulates blood pressure and helps maintain muscle function (contained in walnut butter and radicchio).

Zinc: a mineral important for the immune system and wound healing (present in walnut butter).

Selenium: a powerful antioxidant that protects cells from damage (contained in walnut butter).

Phytosterols: plant compounds that help reduce the absorption of LDL (bad) cholesterol (contained in walnut butter).


By choosing AmicEarth ingredients for this recipe, you can be sure you are using high-quality, genuine, and nutrient-rich products that will help you follow a healthy and balanced diet. Moreover, AmicEarth walnut butter is made with 100% Italian walnuts, without added salt, sugars, or other additives.


Try this recipe and enjoy a first course rich in flavor and nutrients that will do you good!

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