Baby Spinach and Pea Shoot Salad with a Honey Lemon Vinaigrette

By Bevi
May 9, 2011

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
In This Recipe


  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.

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Reviews (10) Questions (0)

10 Reviews

Sagegreen May 15, 2011
This just looks and tastes like spring captured in a bowl! Lovely!!
Beautiful! And such a perfect springy salad. Planning to make this soon!
Author Comment
Bevi May 10, 2011
I hope you enjoy it!
fiveandspice May 9, 2011
Oh, this does just sing spring to me!
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Bevi May 9, 2011
I feel the same way!
lorigoldsby May 9, 2011
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)
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Bevi May 9, 2011
Bacon and egg is always a good thing. I'm glad you liked it!
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Bevi May 9, 2011
boulangere May 9, 2011
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Bevi May 9, 2011
Oops - you are getting thanked twice!