This dish was also one of my favorites during my trip to Puglia, this one we had in Gallipoli, which is a small town by the water in southern Italy. It is super easy and fast to make and perfect if you are having a meat free day.
Ingredients for 2-3 persons:
250 gram Maccheronchini (you can substitute for good quality penne or fusilli pasta if you can’t find it)
200 gram cherry tomatoes
1 jar of artichokes
1 fresh mozzarella, torn in smaller pieces
3 tbsp. roasted Pine nuts
3 garlic cloves
Salt and pepper
1 deciliter grated parmesan cheese
Preheat the oven on 180 degrees, when the oven is warm enough, put the tomatoes in a dish and drizzle them with some olive oil, bake them in the oven for 30 minutes.
Boil the pasta in salted water.
Heath olive oil in a sauté pan, add some chopped garlic and the zucchini and cook it for a few minutes.
When the pasta and the tomatoes are done, add it do the sauté pan with the rest of the ingredients, cook for a few more minutes and serve it with a little grated parmesan cheese.