This is a wonderful melding of ingredients for any young Spring green, including watercress, baby lettuces, and this combination. I tasted and many times ordered a similar salad in a restaurant in Truro, Mass, called Terra Luna, and have loved it ever since. Watercress, which is the main ingredient of the Terra Luna salad, is hard to come by in my neck of the woods. I find that the exceptional vinaigrette is the real star of this salad, adding a natural sweet and tart taste with good honey and fresh lemons. —Bevi
What You'll Need
2 large handfuls
young pea shoots
chopped and roasted pistachios
thinly shaved Grana Padano or Parmesan cheese
juice of 1/2 large lemon
fruity olive oil
1/2 to 3/4 teaspoons
sea salt and pepper to taste for the vinaigrette
Wash the greens and dry them very throughly. Place them in a mixing bowl. Add the pistachio nuts and the cheese.
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.
Pour the dressing over the salad and lightly and carefully toss. Transfer to a serving bowl.