Saturday, June 23, 2012

Pasta Salad with Radishes

This summer, we did something I have always wanted to do since moving to Minneapolis: joined a CSA. Ours is a small one, located in Marine on St Croix, and so far we are enjoying the fresh weekly box of fruit and vegetables (along with the occasional greenhouse plant.) One of the benefits of joining a CSA is that you get exposed to different produce every week, which definitely impacts the wholesomeness of one's diet. So far, our weekly box contained a nice variety, except for radishes which showed up in two weeks in a row. 

Not that I mind. I can find many uses for radishes, one of which is this pasta salad. This is a simple salad. Whole wheat pasta, radishes, chives, currants, mayo. That's about it. I must say, however, that while currants are not a common ingredient in pasta salads, I think you would appreciate the contrast it provides to the strong, peppery flavor of the radishes. 

Pasta Salad with Radishes
Serves 2

1 cup dried whole wheat pasta (elbow or penne)
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
2 tbsp red wine vinegar
1 cup sliced radishes
2 tbsp chopped chives
1/4 cup dried currants

1. Cook the pasta according to package instructions. 
2. In a large bowl, combine the mayonnaise, salt, ground pepper, and vinegar. 
3. Add the cooked pasta to the mayonnaise mixture and combine. Fold in the chives and currants. Serve. 

1 comment:

Peppercorns said...

looks very appealing!