Pasta With Goat Cheese and Basil Oil
Serves 4| Hands-On Time: | Total Time:
- Cook the pasta according to the package directions; drain and return it to the pot.
- Meanwhile, in a blender, puree 2 cups of the basil leaves with the oil until smooth; pour through a fine-mesh sieve and discard the solids.
- Toss the pasta with the basil oil, goat cheese, the remaining 1 cup basil leaves, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper.
- Per Serving
- Calories 660
- Fat 37g
- Sat Fat 10g
- Cholesterol 22mg
- Sodium 392mg
- Protein 18g
- Carbohydrate 65g
- Sugar 4g
- Fiber 4g
- Iron 4mg
- Calcium 146mg
What does this mean? See Nutrition 101 .
This fragrant basil oil is also delicious in salad dressings. Or drizzle it on country bread in place of mayonnaise on a sandwich.