Peas and carrots aren’t so scary when teamed with spooky pasta

by Alexis Murphy on October 26, 2018

When I was a kid, cooked peas and carrots were the veggie combo that scared me to death. I couldn’t stand them, and thought they were not only mushy and tasteless but torture to eat.

As an ode to my childhood fears, I made a Spooky Pasta Salad fit for Halloween night.

This is what I’ve learned about peas, I like them fresh and crisp. (You’ll need 2 cups.)

This is what I’ve learned about carrots, I like them raw and spiralized. (You’ll need 2 large fresh carrots.)

This doesn’t look so frightening, does it?

To keep that Halloween Spirit, mix them both with a fun black pasta. (I used one bag of Trader Joe’s Black Bean Rotini, cooked according to package instructions and cooled.)

Then toss with my favorite dressing of:
– 3 Tablespoons White Wine Vinegar
– 6 Tablespoons Light (in color) Olive Oil
– 1 finely diced shallot
– 1 tsp dijon mustard

I think my childhood nightmare has turned into a dream!

Menlo Park resident Alexis Murphy’s website is Jac o’ lyn Murphy; You can also follow her creative thoughts on Instagram.

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