Green Matcha Creamy Basil Pasta

- Stuck for dinner ideas? Try our delicious, creamy home made pasta and impress your guests.

(Serves 3-4)

What you need for the pasta:

Instructions to make pasta:

Break the eggs and put them in the bowl of a stand mixer or food processor. Add the flour and the tea.The mixture will be crumbly at the beginning but it starts to become more cohesive at a certain point during the kneading. Make a ball with the dough, wrap in plastic foil and leave to rest for half an hour.

You know a pasta machine makes things a lot easier, although it’s not really essential to make pasta. You can roll the dough with a rolling pin and cut it with a knife. I dry the pasta on a floured tray and freeze it in small portions when I’m not going to use it immediately. Boil the noodles for 4-5 minutes in salty water. Drain and add the cream.

What you need for basil cream sauce:

  • 250ml virgin olive oil
  • 2 large handfuls of basil
  • 2 cloves of garlic

Instructions for cream sauce:

Separate the basil leaves from the stems, peel the garlic cloves and throw everything with the oil in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse until it gets the desired consistency. Transfer it to a nice bottle or container. This mixture lasts for very long in good condition, there’s no need to keep it in the fridge. Only the basil loses its green fresh color through time, turning brownish. Just a drizzle of this cream on any pizza or focaccia is enough to give it a delicious basil aroma.