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White mint sauce for Spaghetti/Pasta

White sauce

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This creamy white sauce is made using 2%fat milk, whole wheat flour and olive oil without using any cream/cheese. You can enjoy it with your favorite pasta/spaghetti (link1/link2) or even in sandwiches. I used fresh mint paste in the sauce for the flavor in place of dried herbs.

I blanched mint for few seconds in hot water but it can be used without blanching as well. enjoy this minty white sauce on your favorite pasta dishes.

Yields: 2cups
Preparation time: 10minutes
Cooking time: 15minutes

Ingredients:

  • Wheat flour-3-4tbsp (depending on the consistency)
  • Low fat milk-3cups
  • Mint-two handsful
  • Salt- to taste
  • Ground black pepper-to taste
  • Olive oil-3tbsp

Procedure:

  • Blanch mint in hot water just for 30seconds-45second drain completely and squeeze excess water and blend it in the food processor without adding any water.
  • Now add olive oil in a heavy saucepan over medium heat, blend in the flour, keep stirring and cook for 2minutes to leave the raw flavour of the flour.
  • Lift pan from the heat, add milk and whisk until smooth and place the pan back on to the heat/flame
  • Add in mint paste cook stirring constantly until thickened. ( 10-12minutes)

Note:

  • Can include cheese or even replace low fat milk to whole milk for more creamy texture
  • Seasoning can be personalised as per the taste.
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About Chitra Jagadish

My passion is Cooking & love exploring healthy recipes. This blog is all about sharing 'Recipes for Healthy living', which are my experiments at home.

Posted on August 21, 2014, in Dips, Dips, Indian, International and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 17 Comments.

  1. As always lovely πŸ™‚

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  2. Wheat flour is nice idea dear. I gen use all purpose flour

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  3. Such a fun and delicious sauce Chitra:) love the mint πŸ˜‰

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  4. Nice.. mint for pasta is new to me.. I have always added parsley n basil n kale too.. not mint

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  5. Nice idea…yumm…

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  6. Ah! Here it is! The Minty sauce and with ww flour too! Nice πŸ™‚

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  7. I have to admit I’m not a big fan of mint. On the other hand, as I think about it, I’ve never had it aside from mint-flavored things that also contain sugar. So now you have me intrigued. I think this will be a great thing to try. Thanks! πŸ™‚

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