Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Francine Degni, Jan Gautro
Yield
7 servings (serving size: 6 ravioli, about 1 1/2 tablespoons pesto, and about 1 teaspoon hazelnuts)

How to Make It

Step 1

To prepare pasta, lightly spoon flours into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flours and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a food processor; process 30 seconds. Combine 5 tablespoons water, 1 tablespoon oil, and eggs, stirring well. With processor running, slowly pour water mixture through food chute, processing just until dough forms a ball. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface; knead 6 times. Shape dough into a disk. Dust dough lightly with flour; wrap in plastic wrap. Let stand 30 minutes.

Step 2

Divide dough into 14 equal portions. Working with 1 portion at a time (cover remaining dough to prevent drying), press dough flat. Roll 2 dough portions into 18 x 3–inch rectangles (turning dough over occasionally and dusting surface lightly with flour). Lay pasta sheets flat; cover.

Step 3

Combine chickpeas and next 6 ingredients (through 1 garlic clove) in a food processor; process until smooth. Place 1 pasta sheet on a lightly floured work surface. Spoon about 1 1/2 teaspoons filling mixture 1 1/2 inches from left edge of sheet; spoon 1 1/2 teaspoons filling mixture at 3-inch intervals along the length of sheet. Moisten edges and in between each filling portion with water; place remaining pasta sheet on top, pressing to seal. Cut pasta sheet into 6 (3 x 3–inch) ravioli, trimming edges with a sharp knife or pastry wheel. Brush excess flour from ravioli; press gently to flatten tops. Place ravioli on a lightly floured baking sheet (cover with a damp towel to prevent drying). Repeat procedure with the remaining dough portions and filling mixture to form 42 ravioli.

Step 4

Bring 6 quarts water and 1 tablespoon kosher salt to a boil in a large Dutch oven. Add 6 ravioli to pan; cook 1 1/2 minutes or until no longer translucent. Remove ravioli from water with a slotted spoon. Place ravioli on a tray, making sure they do not overlap; cover and keep warm. Repeat procedure with remaining ravioli.

Step 5

To prepare pesto, combine basil and next 5 ingredients (through 1 garlic clove) in a food processor; process until smooth. With processor on, slowly pour 1 1/2 tablespoons oil through food chute; process until well blended. Serve with ravioli. Sprinkle with hazelnuts.

Step 6

Wine note: In this recipe, the key wine-pairing factors are lemon, nutmeg, and basil. A dry Italian white will pick up on the citrus and green flavors of the dish, contrast nicely with the nutmeg, and act as a crisp counterpoint to the softness of the ravioli. With this dish, try Mastroberardino's Greco di Tufo. The 2006 is $ —Karen MacNeil

Ratings & Reviews

JGB's review

detailaddict
October 24, 2015
As other reviewers indicated, this recipe requires much work.  This is definitely a candidate for a whole-of-family cooking effort.  Good match between filling and pasta amounts.  Overall, the ravioli was good and the hazlenuts added a nice touch.  However, the pesto was far too salty, even with the low sodium chicken broth.

detailaddict's Review

bunnellj
August 04, 2012
I agree that this was a LOT of work; and although the result was good, I'm not sure it was worth all the effort. I had made the pasta dough in advance and had homemade pesto on-hand, but this dish still took over 3 hours to complete. I rolled the pasta in 6-in wide sheets with a Kitchen Aid pasta roller attachment, and after putting the filling in place along one edge I simply folded the sheets in half lengthwise, sealing with a little water. I used exactly 1 1/2 tsp. per pillow but still had only enough filling for 29 - not 42. And I ended up using a whole cup of pesto, but still the dish seemed dry. The ravioli themselves were a little bland and could have used some more salt or lemon. Still, I was intrigued by the use of chickpea flour and found this to be an interesting vegetarian dish (although the instructions on the wheat flour need to be more specific - I assumed the 10T were for dusting - ?). If I make this again it will be with a wetter pesto and more flavor.

kaesha's Review

kaesha
August 03, 2010
My husband and I LOVED this recipe, even though it is a lot of work. The flavours are so light and delicate. I could have eaten the filling straight from the bowl.