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Spaghetti with garlic, basil and chilli

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American, Asian, Continental, Fusion, International, Italian, Kids choice, Summer, Vegan, Vegetarian, Winter
Servings 4 people


For the pasta

  • 500 g spaghetti or pasta
  • drinking water
  • salt to taste
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 long red chillies
  • 4-5 cloves garlic
  • 1 handful basil leaves


  • Into a pasta pot add water and bring it to a boil.
  • As the water commes to a boil, add salt and spaghetti
  • Cook till al dente.
  • Drain well and set aside
  • Slit and deseed the chillies and chop them small. Mince the garlic cloves fine and add to the chillies. Tear the basil leaves and set aside
  • In a seperate pan, heat olive oil, Add the chopped deseeded chillies and garlic.
  • Remove off heat when the garlic browns and allow the flavours to infuse.
  • Toss this in the cooked pasta and add torn basil leaves.
  • Season to taste and serve warm.


The prepared pasta stays well in the refrigerator for a couple of days.
Alter the herbs to flat leaf parsley if the flavour of basil is too strong.
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