I really like corn. 

It’s corn

And this simple corn pasta is for those who also really love corn. 

This corn pasta is  inspired by a corn dipping sauce from the cookbook Tapas which is served with chicken wings and is delicious. So delicious that I tried that sauce on pizza (so good) and then adapted it to simplify the cooking process and make it saucier to be used as a pasta sauce. 

It’s creamy, corny, garlicky and flecked with basil and feta. A perfect summer pasta recipe. 

A simple vegetarian corn pasta with feta and basil

A Simple Vegetarian Corn Pasta with Basil and Feta

This simple pasta recipe requires under 10 ingredients to make. It's a deliciously creamy and light summer pasta.
Course: Mains
Dietary: No Added Sugar, Nut Free, Refined Sugar Free, Vegetarian
Servings: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 fresh cobs of corn
  • 1 head garlic
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil plus more for drizzling
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 30 grams fresh basil
  • feta cheese
  • 4 portions uncooked pasta

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 200°C. Place the entire head of garlic on a piece of tinfoil. Drizzle with olive oil and then wrap it up, completely sealing it. Place on a baking tray in the oven and cook for 30-40 minutes or until a knife inserted into to the garlic slides in like it's going through warm butter. Set aside to cool.
  • Cook the cobs of corn in a pot of boiling water. Remove and allow to cool completely.
  • When the corn and garlic are cool:
    Cut the corn off the cob and place into a food processor.
    Squeeze out the roasted garlic into the food processor.
    Add olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Process until you get a mostly smooth sauce.
  • Cook your pasta as per the packet instructions. Reserving a cup of the pasta water.
  • Add the corn sauce to a large saucepan with you reserved pasta water and heat it up. Add your cooked pasta and cook for another minute to allow everything to combine.
  • Divide between four bowl, topping with heaps of fresh basil and crumbled feta.
A simple vegetarian corn pasta with feta and basil
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