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Green Side: Spring Pea Salad

Soups and salads are a great way to transition from Winter to Spring — it's true, even the San Francisco Chronicle thinks so. If you're not so keen on pea soup, then maybe this tantalizing Spring pea salad will entice you instead. It's minty and refreshing, with a hint of lemon to give it just the right zing. Also, the color is perfect for any St. Patrick's Day celebration, so get the recipe, just


Spring Pea Salad

Spring Pea Salad

Spring Pea Salad


  1. 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves, torn
  2. 1 tablespoon capers, roughly chopped
  3. 1 small shallot, thinly sliced
  4. 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  5. 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  6. 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  7. 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  8. 1 pound green peas, blanched (if fresh) or thawed (if frozen)
  9. 1/2 cup (4 ounces) crumbled goat cheese


  1. In a medium bowl, combine the mint, capers, shallot, zest, oil, salt, and pepper.
  2. Add the peas and goat cheese and toss gently. Serve at room temperature.

Yield: Makes 4 servings

CALORIES 357(63% from fat); FAT 25g (sat 9g); SUGAR 7g; PROTEIN 15g; CHOLESTEROL 30mg; SODIUM 228mg; FIBER 6g; CARBOHYDRATE 19g

joanna33t joanna33t 9 years
That's a lot of calories & fat for a seemingly healthy veggie dish - can anyone explain?
Advah Advah 9 years
Will have to make that one!
kitkat87 kitkat87 9 years
this recipe sounds a little unusual but it looks great!
JessieSP JessieSP 9 years
I'd try it as well.
Babycakes1234 Babycakes1234 9 years
VirginSin, You might try it. Freas peas are a million miles away from canned. And with the mint it's wonderful. Sounds odd but really good. It's actually a take on a traditional Italian dish.
ayuninur ayuninur 9 years
ewww..peas..i don't like it!
mominator mominator 9 years
Looks delish! What a great to add a little umph to your peas.
lynda-LNKitchen lynda-LNKitchen 9 years
i'd rather read about food here than in the chron anyday
emalove emalove 9 years
Looks great!
x_juicyfruit x_juicyfruit 9 years
That actually looks really good.
GrapeBubbleGum GrapeBubbleGum 9 years
that looks tasty! I love adding peas to my regular salads.
randomname12345 randomname12345 9 years
I'm not a pea fan, but I would definitely adapt this recipe to an edamame salad.
LaPerla2 LaPerla2 9 years
This sounds interesting! I prepared Kik Wot last night with yellow split peas. MMMM! But I feel its time to put away the big pots and hot liquids and welcome the fresh salads!
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