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Herbal Pasta

 Published 2007-Oct-22   Updated 2023-Apr-27

- Submitted by Dahlia

(Pasta With Herbs, Basil Leaves Pasta, Pasta With Vegetables and Basil)

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Herbal pasta is a simple and healthy recipe with pasta. Pasta along with basil leaves, cilantro, curd / yogurt and vegetables makes this dish a healthier meal.

Recipe For Herbal Pasta


  • Pasta - 1 cup
  • Water- 4 cups
  • Oil - 2 tsp
  • Cilantro- 5 stems (finely chopped)
  • Basil - fistful(finely chopped)
  • Lime - 1
  • Yogurt / Curd - 3tsp
  • Veggies - 1 cup (cut lengthwise - preferably green veggies like green beans, asparagus, celery etc)
  • Green chilli - 1 (finely chopped)
  • Salt - to taste


  1. In a deep pan heat water and bring it to a boil.
  2. Add pasta and let cook for 3 minutes, until it is half cooked.
  3. Now add the veggies and cook for another 6 minutes until everything becomes soft but still firm.
  4. Drain the water and keep aside.
  5. Meanwhile grind the herbs(cilantro & basil) along with yogurt.
  6. Take another pan and heat oil. Add green chillies and lime zest.Now add the pasta and the herbal paste and toss it together.
  7. Finally add few drops of lime juice. Herbal pasta is ready to be served.

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Comments (4)

Person   ()
im just wondering...there is only 1 type of herb like basil ? we cant use others like oregano, thyme, etc ?
Person   ()
I have used 2 herbs - cilantro and basil. You may try using other ones too.
Person   ()
Thanks for this awesome recipe. My family liked this dish so much.
Person   ()
Thats nice to hear.

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