With a jar of this organic puttanesca sauce from Bio Orto in your pantry, you’ll have a bold Neapolitan dinner ready in as much time as takes to boil pasta. It starts with ripe tomatoes from Puglia, the “heel” of Italy’s boot, where the southern heat is tempered by cool breezes from the surrounding Mediterranean Sea. The tomatoes’ natural sugars are concentrated by long hours in the sun, giving them a well-balanced flavor profile that sings with ripe sweetness and umami goodness. They’re cooked with olives, capers, chiles, and plenty of garlic to capture the essence of this classic Italian dish.
Puttanesca is said to have originated in Naples in the mid-1900s, making it a newer addition to the pasta canon. There are a number of different stories about its origin, most of which are for adult ears only (puttanesca loosely translates to “lady of the night”). Whatever its history, the dish is beloved for delivering strong, punchy flavor quickly—perfect for a weeknight dinner when you don’t want to sacrifice taste.
Launched in 2003 by third-generation farmers from the Passalacqua family, Bio Orto is dedicated to capturing the freshest Italian produce and sharing it with the world. A leader in organic agriculture, they grow their produce in the valleys of Gargano National Park in Puglia, on the southeastern edge of the country. This pristine landscape is the perfect home for a company dedicated to celebrating agricultural diversity while working to be better stewards of the land for future generations. From their olive oils to fruit preserves, tomatoes, sauces, and more, every ingredient is hand-picked and packed in their state-of-the-art facilities to ensure you get the best of what Italy has to offer.