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Summer Pasta with Sweet Corn and Basil

This Summer Pasta with Sweet Corn and Basil is a fresh and quick pasta dish that is perfect for the warmer weather. The pasta is coated in butter and black pepper then tossed through sweet corn and fragrant basil. Finished with creamy and crunchy pine nuts. Just 5 ingredients that sing together and make a dish that will quickly become a firm family favourite.

This Summer Pasta with Sweet Corn and Basil is a fresh and quick pasta dish that is perfect for the warmer weather. The pasta is coated in butter and black pepper then tossed through sweet corn and fragrant basil. Finished with creamy and crunchy pine nuts. Just 5 ingredients that sing together and make a dish that will quickly become a firm family favourite.

This Summer Pasta with Sweet Corn and Basil is a fresh and quick pasta dish that is perfect for the warmer weather. The pasta is coated in butter and black pepper then tossed through sweet corn and fragrant basil. Finished with creamy and crunchy pine nuts. Just 5 ingredients that sing together and make a dish that will quickly become a firm family favourite.

The key to this dish is the butter and pasta water emulsion that coats the pasta. Using some of the cooking water from the pasta is a key tip for so many pasta dishes. The starchy water helps to emulsify sauces. It gives you the chance to use less cream, or in this case less butter, and still achieve a glossy and unctuous sauce. Use salted butter, as this helps to pack even more flavour into the simple sauce.

The beauty of this dish is the corn is just warmed through so you can easily use frozen corn if fresh corn isn’t available. I wouldn’t recommend canned corn as it can be a little soft.

With the basil you want to just lightly tear it up, don’t cut them with a knife or the leaves will bruise and get black edges. If you have baby basil leaves then just leave them whole.

This Summer Pasta with Sweet Corn and Basil is a fresh and quick pasta dish that is perfect for the warmer weather. The pasta is coated in butter and black pepper then tossed through sweet corn and fragrant basil. Finished with creamy and crunchy pine nuts. Just 5 ingredients that sing together and make a dish that will quickly become a firm family favourite.

Serving Suggestion:

Side: To balance the sweet corn and rich butter serve this pasta with a rocket and parmesan salad with a drizzle of balsamic dressing.

Wine: The basil in this dish needs to be paired with a herbaceous wines like a Sauvignon Blanc, which will also work with the buttery sauce. This dish lends itself more towards white wine, but a very light young pinot noir could work.

 

This Summer Pasta with Sweet Corn and Basil is a fresh and quick pasta dish that is perfect for the warmer weather. The pasta is coated in butter and black pepper then tossed through sweet corn and fragrant basil. Finished with creamy and crunchy pine nuts. Just 5 ingredients that sing together and make a dish that will quickly become a firm family favourite.

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This Summer Pasta with Sweetcorn and Basil is a fresh and quick pasta dish that is perfect for the warmer weather. The pasta is coated in butter and black pepper then tossed through sweet corn and fragrant basil. Finished with creamy and crunchy pine nuts. Just 5 ingredients that sing together and make a dish that will quickly become a firm family favourite.
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Summer Pasta with Sweet Corn and Basil

This Summer Pasta with Sweet Corn and Basil is a fresh and quick pasta dish that is perfect for the warmer weather. The pasta is coated in butter and black pepper then tossed through sweet corn and fragrant basil. Finished with creamy and crunchy pine nuts. Just 5 ingredients that sing together and make a dish that will quickly become a firm family favourite.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 470 kcal

Ingredients

  • 10 oz farfalle (280g)
  • tbsp salted butter
  • 1/4 tsp cracked black pepper
  • cups sweet corn
  • 1/3  cup fresh basil leaves
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts

Instructions

  1. Bring a large pan of water to boil and then add a generous amount of salt.
  2. Add the farfalle and cook until al dente. (around 1 minute less than the packet suggests)
  3. Reserve a cup of the pasta cooking water and then drain the pasta.
  4. Put the empty pan back over a medium heat and add in the butter and black pepper.
  5. Add in 1/3 cup of the pasta water and stir well until you have a thick glossy emulsion.
  6. Add the corn and the drained pasta. Then stir gently to coat.
  7. Remove from the heat and stir through the basil.
  8. Serve garnished with pine nuts.
Nutrition Facts
Summer Pasta with Sweet Corn and Basil
Amount Per Serving
Calories 470 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 25%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 22mg 7%
Sodium 81mg 3%
Potassium 376mg 11%
Total Carbohydrates 70g 23%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 5g
Protein 13g 26%
Vitamin A 11.5%
Vitamin C 5.6%
Calcium 2.1%
Iron 10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

This Summer Pasta with Sweet Corn and Basil is a fresh and quick pasta dish that is perfect for the warmer weather. The pasta is coated in butter and black pepper then tossed through sweet corn and fragrant basil. Finished with creamy and crunchy pine nuts. Just 5 ingredients that sing together and make a dish that will quickly become a firm family favourite.

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  1. There’s something about sweet corn that just screams summertime. Love this recipe!

    1. Reply

      I agree Lisa, it is just so sweet and fresh.
      Thank you for stopping by 😀

  2. Looks like a good reason to stock up on pine nuts. Totally need to remember to save the pasta water!

    1. Reply

      Definitely Matt, the pasta water makes the sauce!

  3. Reply

    This looks delicious and that fresh basil looks like the perfect addition to this summer pasta. I cannot wait to try this! Thank you for sharing. Luci’s Morsels | fashion. food. frivolity.

    1. Reply

      Thank you Luci, I just love summer pasta dishes 😀

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  5. Reply

    I love everything about this pasta: pasta, corn, basil, butter… I mean, really, what’s not to love!? I’m so excited to be seeing corn in the grocery store again – hooray for summer!

    1. Reply

      Thank you Lauren 😀
      I love summer flavors so much.

  6. Oh, I love pasta and corn combination! Great idea!

    1. Reply

      Thank you Jovita 😀

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