Radishes are SO underrated!
A cousin of the broccoli family, this cruciferous veggie has a host of health benefits, including cancer fighting phytonutrients. Scope them out at your local farmer's market! Amazing raw, roasted or braised, these little guys should be a staple to your kitchen.
What you'll need:
10 oz whole wheat angel hair pasta
1 tbsp. coconut oil
2 medium shallots, minced
1 1/2 c fresh or frozen peas
1/2 tsp sea salt
zest of 1 lemon (a fine cheese grater does the trick here)
3/4 c reserved pasta water
1/4 c goat cheese
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 fresh basil, cut into thin strips
6 large radishes, sliced into matchsticks
1/2 c toasted walnuts
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil for the pasta.
Meanwhile, sauté shallots in coconut oil in a large sauce pan until opaque. Add ingredients from section 3.
Cook pasta. **Have a pyrex measuring cup on hand to reserve 3/4 c pasta water for sauce. Just scoop it out using a soup ladle.**
Add ingredients from section 4. Stir over medium heat for a few minutes, creating a light, creamy sauce. The longer it cooks, the thicker the sauce will become. Ours looked like perfection after about 8 minutes. Turn off heat.
Dish out pasta, top with basil and radishes, and finish with the goat cheese sauce. Sprinkle with walnuts.
Serves 4. This was another find from my 10/$1.00 used magazines at the library. Thanks to Oprah for this keeper!