Mint Pea Salad-4
Mint Pea Salad
Prep Time
15 mins
 
Fresh, zingy and joyfully green, this Mint Pea Salad is as light and fresh as it looks. It makes a great side dish for BBQs and summer Pot Luck Parties. Add a few boiled new potatoes and it makes a nutritious & speedy lunch.
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: British
Keyword: Mint Pea Salad, pea recipe, pea salad
Servings: 4 as a side dish
Author: Jane Saunders
Ingredients
  • 200 g/ 7 oz/ 1 1/3 cup Peas (defrosted if using frozen)
  • 2 handfuls Pea shoots or lambs lettice
  • 3 Pink radish
  • 3 tbsp Fresh mint (chopped)
  • 1 tbsp Fresh dill (chopped) optional
  • 75 g/ 3 oz/ 3/4 cup Feta (or goats cheese)
For the Dressing
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 2 tsp Lemon juice
  • 2 tsp Lemon zest
  • Seasoning to taste
Instructions
  1. If using frozen peas ensure they are fully defrosted and drained of water

  2. If using fresh peas blanche in boiling water for 2 minutes, drain and refresh in cold water. Drain again

  3. Top & tail the radish then slice into rounds as thinly as possible

  4. Put the peas, salad leaves, radish and herbs into a large serving bowl. Use your hands to gently toss the ingredients together

  5. Put the oil, lemon juice and zest into a small jug or bowl and season lightly with salt & pepper - go steady on the salt since feta is quite a salty cheese

  6. When ready to serve, whisk the dressing ingredients together and pour over the salad. Again, use your hands to toss the ingredients together

  7. Crumble the cheese over the salad and grind a little black pepper over it. Serve immediately