Four Pea Salad

I love summer! Sunlight! Longer days! The smell of saltwater and sunscreen! And VEGGIES!!!

I went a little crazy at the farmer’s market this week and got lots of PEAS. All different varieties and types. I’ve never seen pea greens and tendrils before, but they were all bunched up and looked healthy and tasty so I thought I’d give it a try. Along with the sugar snap peas, shelling sweet peas, and pea shoots I picked up I decided to make a Pea Extravaganza Salad.

This salad is a combo of all of the above. Four different types of peas tossed with some crunch pepitas, salty capers and a lemon honey vinagrette. Simple, tasty and super fresh. I swear, eating this is like getting in a weeks worth of veggies. It’s so filling and packed with healthy vitamins.

This is a big recipe – serves 4 for dinner portions and will go nicely with some fish or chicken. I may even add some fresh goat cheese next time.

Full recipe after the jump!

Ingredients:
1lb fresh pea greens and tendrils, washed and dried
2 cups pea shoots, washed and chopped
1 cup fresh shelled peas, washed
1 cup fresh sugar snap peas, trimmed and washed
1/4 cup raw pepitas
2 tbsp capers
juice and zest of 1 lemon
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp raw honey
1 tbsp white wine vinegar
black pepper

Step by Step Instructions:
1. Steam peas and snap peas for 3-4 minutes, until tender, cool and set aside
2. In a large salad bowl, toss greens, tendrils, shoots, peas, and snap peas
3. Whisk together lemon juice and zest, oil, honey, and vinegar
4. Dress salad and toss with capers and pepitas
5. Serve with some ground black pepper

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12 Responses to Four Pea Salad

  1. Foodie Stuntman June 12, 2012 at 4:41 am #

    Fresh vegetables are the best, huh?

  2. Baker Street June 12, 2012 at 9:34 am #

    I'm loving your salad recipes! Fresh veggies are really the best.

  3. Stephanie June 12, 2012 at 4:52 pm #

    This looks like a great combination of flavors! I love the "4 Pea Salad" written with chalk – great idea.

  4. Jenn Kendall June 12, 2012 at 6:53 pm #

    that is one beautiful salad! that dressing sounds perfect – so fresh and light!

  5. Dara Reppucci June 12, 2012 at 8:09 pm #

    Thanks. The chalkboard took me 2 tries to make and I'm still not thrilled with it. I think I may have to hit home depot again…

  6. yummychunklet June 13, 2012 at 1:00 am #

    What tasty photos!

  7. Colleen June 13, 2012 at 2:50 am #

    I'm completely obsessed with pea greens, so this sounds absolutely amazing!

  8. Kim Bee June 13, 2012 at 4:54 am #

    Oh this looks so good. I love the recipe and the photos.

  9. CJ - Food Stories June 13, 2012 at 6:43 pm #

    Oh my … Never knew there were so many peas … Looks fabulous!

  10. CakeWhiz June 14, 2012 at 1:13 am #

    The way you wrote 4 peas salad is so original! The salad looks all green and healthy!
    - abeer @ http://www.cakewhiz.com

  11. CakeWhiz June 14, 2012 at 1:13 am #

    The way you wrote 4 peas salad is so original! The salad looks all green and healthy!
    - abeer @ http://www.cakewhiz.com

  12. Kristina June 18, 2012 at 2:16 pm #

    The fresh peas with the capers sounds fabulous! I have had the hardest time finding pea shoot by me though, even at the farmer's market, I wanted to make a salad a while back with them and couldn't find them anywhere!

    your pic with the chalkboard looks so fun too! such good idea!

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