Spring Pea Salad with Mint and Lemon

Spring Pea Salad with Mint and Lemon
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Spring pea salad

Maryse Chevriere

Spring pea salad

This recipe is everything a spring salad should be: easy, fresh, and light. The raw peas are naturally sweet and have a little bite, which gives the salad a nice texture. It's a great side dish to pair with grilled pork tenderloin or hamsteak. 

Ingredients

  • 1 cup fresh shelled peas
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Juice from half a lemon, plus zest
  • 4-6 mint leaves, chiffonade
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions

Add the peas to a bowl and toss with olive oil and lemon juice. Mix in zest and mint leaves and season with salt and pepper to taste. 

Pea Shopping Tip

Legumes are high in a number of nutrients, especially protein and fiber – filling you up with relatively few calories.

Pea Cooking Tip

Beans are done when they can be easily mashed with a fork – make sure to test a few in case they have not cooked evenly.