Ditali gets its name from the Italian for “thimble”. It’s a shape that works well in salads and ready meals and is especially suited with a variety of sauces from meat and fish to classic tomato and vegetables.
Ditali pasta is about the same length as it is wide, making it a perfect shape for capturing sauces and holding flavorful ingredients.
Texture & Cooking
Ditali is frequently used in soups and stews due to its small size and ability to hold up well in liquid. The hollow center allows the pasta to absorb the flavors of the broth, creating a delicious and comforting dish.
While ditali is primarily known for its use in soups, it can also be utilised in other dishes with flavorful sauces:
- Tomato-based sauces: Ditali pairs well with tomato-based sauces that contain chunky vegetables or meat, as it allows the pasta to capture the sauce’s essence.
- Creamy sauces: Cream-based sauces, like a rich Alfredo or a cheesy béchamel, work wonderfully with ditali to create a decadent pasta dish.