Try this simple and light spicy coconut lime sauce with your pasta. It can be made under 20 minutes and requires very little effort.
Some days, you just want to eat something light, yet, fulfilling!
Today is one of those days. Lately it seems that I have been making heavy dishes which are carb heavy and cannot be good for the human body.
This spicy coconut lime sauce with pasta dish is perfect for lunch or a quick dinner idea. Add a quick side salad like this beet salad recipe and you have a well rounded meal on your hands. Or, you can eat is with this Sweet Potato Soup by The Foodie Affair. This soup is one of my all time favorite soups because it is easy to prepare. Normally, I substitute tomato pulp for the vegetable stock.
I like spaghetti for this recipe because it is hearty enough to be the full meal. However, you can use this sauce with any kind of Pasta. It will go great with fusilli pasta or even linguini.
This recipe has a very distinct Thai flavor to it. Adding pasta to it gives it a little Italian flare. Don’t you just love fusion cuisine?
I know I do!
I like using Thai pepper in this recipe because it adds a new taste dimension to the spicy coconut lime sauce . If you find it too spicy, go for Jalepeno peppers instead. Whatever you choose, make it a little spicy.
There is no better feeling than making your taste buds come alive with a little pepper in any dish.
I made this dish for Sunday lunch and it was one of the best Sunday lunches we have had in a long time. Then, came the best Sunday naps!
What is your favorite light dish to prepare?
Spicy Coconut Lime Sauce
For the Lemon and Coconut Sauce
For the Linguini
- 1 pound linguini
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 1 tsp salt
- water to cook the linguini
- Boil water and add the linguini, oil and salt
- In a mini food processor, add all the ingredients for the sauce except the coconut milk
- Pulse about 5 times or until the ingredients are finely chopped
- Introduce the coconut milk slowly and stir well
- Add the sauce to the pasta and mix well.