Baby Spinach and Pea Shoot Salad with a Honey Lemon Vinaigrette

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Author Notes: This is a wonderful melding of ingredients for any young Spring green, including watercress, baby lettuces, and this combination. I tasted a similar salad in a restaurant in Truro, Mass. and have loved it ever since. Bevi

Serves 2

  • 2 large handfuls young pea shoots
  • 2 handfuls baby spinach
  • 1/4 cup chopped and roasted pistachios
  • 12 pieces thinly shaved Grana Padano or Parmesan cheese
  • juice of 1/2 large lemon
  • 1/4 cup fruity olive oil
  • 1/2 to 3/4 teaspoons honey
  • sea salt and pepper to taste for the vinaigrette
  1. Wash the greens and dry them very throughly. Place them in a mixing bowl. Add the pistachio nuts and the cheese.
  2. To the lemon juice, add the honey and mix together thoroughly. Then whisk in the olive oil until the vinaigrette is emulsified. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Pour the dressing over the salad and lightly and carefully toss. Transfer to a serving bowl.

Tags: Easy, fresh

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over 3 years ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Beautiful, I love the fresh simple flavors. Delicious.


over 3 years ago Bevi

Thank you! I plan to try with kale and a few other additions.


almost 4 years ago Sagegreen

This just looks and tastes like spring captured in a bowl! Lovely!!


almost 4 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

Beautiful! And such a perfect springy salad. Planning to make this soon!


almost 4 years ago Bevi

I hope you enjoy it!


almost 4 years ago fiveandspice

Emily is a trusted source on Scandinavian Cuisine.

Oh, this does just sing spring to me!


almost 4 years ago Bevi

I feel the same way!


almost 4 years ago lorigoldsby

had this for lunch...lovely touch with the pistachios instead of other, more commonly used nuts. (although i added a bit of bacon and a runny egg to make it a main dish)


almost 4 years ago Bevi

Bacon and egg is always a good thing. I'm glad you liked it!


almost 4 years ago Bevi



almost 4 years ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

I have to try this salad, looks so fresh and delicious.


almost 4 years ago Bevi

Let me know how it goes.


almost 4 years ago boulangere

Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.



almost 4 years ago Bevi

Oops - you are getting thanked twice!