Warm Pasta Salad with Mushrooms, Peas and Radicchio

Ingredients:
1/3 pound orecchiette (ear-shaped pasta) or
farfalle (bow-tie pasta)
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 pound fresh white mushrooms, sliced
1/2 pound fresh shiitake mushrooms, stems discarded and caps sliced
1 large garlic clove, minced
3 tablespoons red-wine vinegar
1/2 cup low-salt chicken broth
3/4 cup frozen baby peas, thawed
1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/4 pound radicchio, shredded (about 2 cups)
1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Directions:
In a kettle of boiling salted water cook pasta until al dente.

While pasta is cooking, in a large non-stick skillet heat 1 tablespoon oil over moderately high heat until hot but not smoking and sauté all mushrooms with salt and pepper to taste, stirring occasionally, until golden brown. Add garlic and 1 tablespoon vinegar and cook, stirring, 1 minute. Add broth and peas and simmer 3 minutes.

Drain pasta in a colander and stir into mushroom mixture. Toss mixture and remove skillet from heat. In a large bowl whisk together mustard, remaining tablespoon oil, and remaining 2 tablespoons vinegar until blended. Add radicchio and toss to coat with dressing. Add pasta mixture and Parmesan and toss well.

Serves 2



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  • Excellent source of Niacin, an essential nutrient
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