Pasta with Spicy Mint Sauce

Need a light dish that packs a punch? This recipe will do just that. With the fresh mint and the spicy kick of chile, this takes a simple pasta dish to the next level!

Pasta with Spicy Mint Sauce

pasta with spicy mint sauce

Ingredients

Pasta:
Salt
1 pound campanelle pasta (or any small/tubular pasta)
1 cup grated Pecorino Romano cheese

Spicy Mint Sauce:
1 1/4 cups chopped fresh mint
1/2 cup grated Pecorino Romano cheese
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 large serrano chile, stemmed, seeded and coarsely chopped
1 clove garlic, peeled and smashed

Directions

For the pasta: Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the pasta and cook until tender but still firm to the bite, stirring occasionally, 8 to 10 minutes. Drain and transfer to a serving bowl. Add the cheese and toss until coated.

For the sauce: Combine the mint, cheese, oil, chile and garlic in a food processor. Blend until smooth.

Recipe Source: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/giada-de-laurentiis/campanelle-with-spicy-mint-sauce-recipe.html

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