Sugar Snap Salad

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Author Notes: Some of the first things I can harvest from my veggie garden are salad greens and sugar snap peas. I decided to turn them into a summery salad. hardlikearmour

Serves 2

  • 3 large handfuls mixed salad greens
  • 2 large handfuls sugar snap peas
  • 2 tablespoons finely minced red onion
  • 1 ounce ricotta salata grated with the fine teeth of a box grater (about 1/4 cup)
  • 1 tablespoon sherry vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • pinch sugar (optional)
  1. Wash and dry your salad greens, then tear into bite-sized pieces. (I do this all in my salad spinner.) Set aside.
  2. Cut the sugar snap peas into thin slices on the bias, discarding the stem ends. (Slice several at once to save time.) Place in a bowl. Add the minced red onion and ricotta salata and stir to combine. Set aside.
  3. Whisk the vinegar, mustard, olive oil in a bowl until emulsified. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Add a pinch of sugar if the acidity needs to be softened.
  4. Pour about 1/4 of the dressing into the bowl with the pea mixture. Stir until peas are evenly coated with dressing. Set aside. Add salad greens to bowl with dressing, and toss to coat.
  5. Divide greens evenly between 2 plates, then top each serving with half of the pea mixture. Grate more fresh pepper on top of desired.
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about 3 years ago gingerroot

Not sure how I missed this. Yum!

Lorigoldsby

over 3 years ago lorigoldsby

Wow! Another bada$$ recipe! Love the texture of the ricotta run through the box cutter.

Gator_cake

over 3 years ago hardlikearmour

hardlikearmour is a trusted home cook.

the ricotta salata grates pretty well. A few chunks crumble off so you get a nice cook's treat in the process!

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over 3 years ago lapadia

This is what we have growing...finally, it's been a cool season! Nice recipe, love ricotta that ricotta salata.

Gator_cake

over 3 years ago hardlikearmour

hardlikearmour is a trusted home cook.

I feel your pain, literally. I just hope we don't have another cold, wet summer!

Mrs._larkin_370

over 3 years ago mrslarkin

Mrs. Larkin is a trusted source on Baking.

Simple and elegant - a great summer salad indeed!

Gator_cake

over 3 years ago hardlikearmour

hardlikearmour is a trusted home cook.

thanks, mrsL. I'm always excited to use things from my garden!

Dscn2212

over 3 years ago boulangere

Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

What beautiful, bright, fresh flavors.

Gator_cake

over 3 years ago hardlikearmour

hardlikearmour is a trusted home cook.

Thanks, boulangere!

Bike2

over 3 years ago Sagegreen

Nice. Fresh is always incredible. This is like a summary of your summery garden.

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over 3 years ago hardlikearmour

hardlikearmour is a trusted home cook.

LOL! Thanks, Sagegreen!