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Mint Pea Salad-4
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5 from 2 votes

Mint Pea Salad

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.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: British
Servings: 4 as a side dish


  • 200 g/ 7 oz/ 1 ⅓ 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/ ¾ cup Feta (or goats cheese)

For the Dressing

  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 2 tsp Lemon juice
  • 2 tsp Lemon zest
  • Seasoning to taste


  • If using frozen peas ensure they are fully defrosted and drained of water
  • If using fresh peas blanche in boiling water for 2 minutes, drain and refresh in cold water. Drain again
  • Top & tail the radish then slice into rounds as thinly as possible
  • Put the peas, salad leaves, radish and herbs into a large serving bowl. Use your hands to gently toss the ingredients together
  • 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
  • When ready to serve, whisk the dressing ingredients together and pour over the salad. Again, use your hands to toss the ingredients together
  • Crumble the cheese over the salad and grind a little black pepper over it. Serve immediately