Pasta Salad & Awards !

Radish greens sauted with garlic, chillies and tossed with pasta !

In tandem with my last post, of being modest in using spices I had made this quick and simple pasta salad ! "Pasta salad", should I call it? yes, because I am using pasta :-), remove pasta and you will have a simple sauted vegetable/bhaji. I had these five baby radishes of the daikon/white icicle variety which have long and bulky greens to it. These have lot of nutritional and medicinal value. I had in my earlier post, mentioned that we believed in the taste of greens themselves Mom always use to saute the greens in oil and garlic and sometimes onions and we loved having it as bhaji with bread/bhakri/chapati. So I prepared the radish greens just as a bhaji and added the cooked pasta to it ! "Pasta and no cheese", yes, for all of you who are cheese lovers, go ahead and cheese(ify) it !

1 cup pasta
Greens of 5 radishes (sorry, did not weigh !), cleaned & chopped
7 - 8 cloves of garlic, minced
4 green chillies, minced
1 tbsp olive oil
salt to taste

Preparation Method:

1. In a vessel with boiling water, add pasta along with some salt and oil and let it cook. Once cooked drain the water and rinse with cold water. Keep aside
2. In a pan, heat oil, add the minced garlic, green chillies and saute for a minute or two.
3. Add in the chopped radish greens and saute. Add salt and saute (add very less salt since the volume of greens will reduce drastically once cooked which takes about 2 - 4 minutes)
4. Add in the cooked pasta and saute so that all the greens with seasoning is combined with pasta.
5. Serve it as is or as a side !

Preparation Time: 10 -15 mins
Serves: 1 - 2

Add black pepper powder in place of green chillies for a different taste. Can also use different greens !

This is my entry to Weekend Herb Blogging hosted by Yasmeen of Health Nut.

Thank you Sandhya, Priya, Prasu for being newest followers on my blog !
And thank you Prasu & Palidor for passing on the awards to me, these will be special since these are my first awards after I started blogging !! I am also passing these awards to  Sushma, Nakiya, SpiceBuds and also back to Palidor and Prasu.


Palidor said...

Oh my, I just came here to say I have an award for you, and you already have it! I hope you don't mind receiving it again.

Priya Suresh said...

Colourful pasta salad looks prefect, congrats on ur awards..

prasu said...

Hi dear...congrats all ur awards and wish u to get more in the future.........thank you for passing them to me.........Pasta is looking yummy dear.

Sushma Mallya said...

wow salad looks so tempting...wonderful click and can have the whole of it too as its so healthy and its delicious too...Congraz on ur 1st set of awards sharada..hope there is lots more coming ur way in future..and thanks you so much for thinking abt me as well,u made my day as i got it from a sweet friend....

Rohini said...

Hearty Congrats on your awards dear..

Pari Vasisht said...

Congrats on your awards, the pasta looks so refreshing with the green colour.

Yasmeen said...

Awesome!I never throw away the greens either.Adding to pasta is a great way to enjoy them.thanks for sending them over to WHB :D

Namitha said...

Very tempting clicks..Congrats on your awards :-)

kitchen queen said...

congrats for ur awards.there is also something waiting for u in my blog.please pick it up.

Unknown said...

Congrats on the award,Pasta looks yummy & inviting..and good click 2:)

Joanne said...

Hmmm I've never had radish greens but they look so vibrant and delicious! I love how simple and healthy this pasta is. I bet it would be fabulous sprinkled with some parmesan cheese!

SE said...

Hey thank you all for your wonderful comments @palidor & prasu...thanks for the awards,@priya,pari,gulmohar...the greens will make it look so vibrant,@sushma,rohini, sangeetha,yasmeen,kitchen queen...thank you'll for the wishes...@joanne...true..can add a little cheese !

Nakiya @ Taste of Baltimore said...

Awww thank you so much for the awards!!!!!!!! :)

Spice said...

First of all Congrats for your First awards & Big thanks for passing them to me as my first awards.But need help don't know how to display them on my blog.
Pasta looks yummy....I make them with spinach but your sounds yummy too.

The ABCDs of Cooking said...

I'm so happy I found your site. This pasta dish is right up my alley and love the addition of green chillies yum!

/chitra/ said...

Pasta looks gr8 and congratulations on ur awards

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