Nothing compares to a home cooked meal made from scratch. This creamy and tasteful pasta dish is easy to prepare that you can add in your recipe compilation.

Basil contains vitamin K which is needed for blood clotting and locking the calcium in bones.

Ingredients:

2 cups basil leaves
3/4 cup olive oil
1 glove garlic, chopped
2 tomatoes, diced
1 big green bell pepper, deseeded, diced
200 g penne pasta, cooked as per package instruction
1/2 cup cottage cheese or brie cheese, crumbled
salt and pepper to taste

Procedure:

• Pureé basil leaves with olive and pinch of salt to help extract oil and add taste in basil. Strain basil oil to remove basil leaves. Keep basil leaves for garnish and set aside oil.

• In a pan, heat a small amount of basil oil and add garlic. Saute garlic for about a minute then add the tomatoes and green bell pepper. Cook for about 3-4 minutes. Pour in the rest of the oil into the same pan. Toss cooked pasta in the oil. Add cottage cheese and mix well. Taste and season with salt and pepper according to your preference. Add the basil leaves back into the pasta as garnish.

 

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