Warm salad of 'maritati' pasta with mussels and artichokes

Making this recipe is very simple, if you don't count the rather boring process of cleaning the shellfish. The result is a warm pasta salad, perfect for summer meals or for a buffet. It is particularly tasty because it doesn't significantly tinker with the high-quality raw materials.


  • pasta 250 grams
  • mussels
  • cherry tomatoes
  • artichokes preserved in oil
  • oil
  • salt
  • sugar
20 minutes Total time
11 minutes Active time
Serves 3 persons
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Clean the mussels and heat them in a large pan until they open. In a separate pan, put the whole tomatoes on to cook over low heat, sprinkling them with salt, sugar and oregano. Remove the artichokes from the jar and cut them into quarters. Cook the pasta. When the pasta is al dente, drain and toss in the pan where you caramelized the tomatoes. Add the mussels and artichokes, then the tomatoes. Serve warm.

You can prepare the 'preserved' tomatoes using our quick method and a frying pan, without even having to turn on the oven
When orecchiette and maccheroncini pasta shapes are combined, then the Puglian pasta 'maritati' - meaning 'married' - is the result

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