Mixed Pea Salad with Pistachios and Mint | PCC Natural Markets

Mixed Pea Salad with Pistachios and Mint

Serves: 4 to 8

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Bright green peas in so many elegant forms, fresh mint and creamy feta come together in a symphony of textures and flavors that herald the return of the sun! The season for local peas is rather short so try making this salad with green beans as the summer progresses.

Ingredients

Preparation

Combine extra virgin olive oil, vinegar, mustard, sugar, salt and pepper in a small bowl.

Blanch snow pea pods, sugar snap pea pods and English peas in salted, boiling water until they turn bright green and are just tender-crunchy, about 3 minutes. Refresh in cold water and drain. You may cut sugar peas in half on a long diagonal or leave whole.

In a sauté pan, heat olive oil over medium heat and sauté shallots until just tender; let cool.

Transfer peas along with pea shoots to a large mixing bowl and toss with shallots, arugula, pistachios, mint and any of the other fun additions recommended below.

Add enough vinaigrette to coat well. Serve topped with feta cheese.

Notes

Other fun additions:

  • 1/4 cup crispy cooked bacon or pancetta (if you like, cut into thin strips)
  • 1/4 cup chopped basil, tarragon, parsley, chervil, dill or any tender herb
  • 1/4 cup chopped Kalamata olives

each of 6 servings: 270 cal, 24g fat (5g sat), 10mg chol, 230mg sodium, 10g carb, 2g fiber, 5g protein

Recipe by Lynne Vea, PCC Chef

Source: Demonstrated on KING 5's "Gardening with Ciscoe" show, which aired on June 4, 2011.

More about: arugula, mint, peas, pistachios

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