Monday, July 11, 2011
It's been a while since I posted a Meatless Monday recipe so I'm excited to share this one with you. Minced cilantro and coconut milk play the leading roles in this creamy, unique pasta from Health Nut. You have never tasted anything like this and the smell of this pasta is amazing and exotic - cliantro, garlic, onions mingling with spices. Hubby and I really enjoyed this dish - if you are a cilantro fan I promise you will love it too!
Cilantro Coconut Milk Pasta
From Yasmeen @ Health Nut
1 cup fresh cilantro
3/4 cup coconut milk
1 lb whole grain or multi grain pasta
1 clove garlic
1/2 medium onion, finely chopped
1/4 teaspoon turmeric
1/2 teaspoon coriander powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
Puree the cilantro (leaves and stems) in a food processor. Set aside.
Cook the pasta to al dente according to pasta directions. When pasta is done, drain and cool. In a medium sized pan heat the olive oil and add onion. Cook until translucent and then add garlic and other spices.
Cook for a minute or two then add in the coconut milk. Bring to a slow boil then mix in the pureed cilantro and cooked pasta.
Combine throughly, then turn off the heat. Serve warm.