basil pesto and coconut milk pasta

 Have you ever tried making your own basil pesto? Here is my basil pesto recipe as well as a recipe for an Asian inspired basil pesto pasta dish.

Ingredients for the basil pesto
3 cups of basil leaves
half a cup of olive oil
3 tablespoons pine nuts
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 garlic clove

Blend everything until smooth.

Ingredients for the pasta
about 400 g spaghetti pasta
1 large green pepper, sliced
black pepper feta for garnish
1 tin coconut milk
half a chili or half a teaspoon chili flakes
extra salt and pepper to taste

Cook the pasta as instructed (I took spaghetti but you can also take any kind). Fry the green pepper slices in some olive oil for about 3 minutes. Add the chili, salt and pepper. Now add the tin of coconut milk and cook on high heat until boiled through (about 5 minutes).

Now mix the basil pesto with the pasta in a bowl. Add the coconut milk mixture and serve in a bowl with feta for garnish. Et voilà!

(serves 4)