Angel Hair with Radish and Peas

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!