Pasta With Peppermint And Garlic

You Will Need:

  • 1 lb. pasta (your choice)
  • 1/2 cup of peppermint leaves, coarsely chopped
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 6-8 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt & pepper to taste


Cook your favorite kind of pasta, leaving it slightly firm (al denté). Drain.
In a large frying pan with the olive oil, sauté the garlic and quickly add the peppermint leaves and the black pepper (optional) Don’t let the garlic turn brown. Add the pasta and continue sautéing, stirring frequently until the pasta is done (al dente, of course!!) Add the salt and serve very hot.
This is a very light and surprising pasta dish. It should not need any grated cheese, but you can add it when serving. I prefer thick spaghetti for this dish, but it works also beautifully with fusilli.
Very easy to prepare and quite healthy too.

Submitted by: Luis De Santis (Venezuela) in

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