Baby Spinach and Pea Shoot Salad with a Honey LemonĀ Vinaigrette

May  9, 2011
0 Ratings
  • Prep time 20 minutes
  • Serves 2
Author Notes

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
  • 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.

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Recipe by: Bevi

Cooking is an important part of my past. I grew up and worked on our family resort. These days, I cook good food to please my friends and family.

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!
Bevi May 10, 2011
I hope you enjoy it!
fiveandspice May 9, 2011
Oh, this does just sing spring to me!
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)
Bevi May 9, 2011
Bacon and egg is always a good thing. I'm glad you liked it!
Bevi May 9, 2011
boulangere May 9, 2011
Bevi May 9, 2011
Oops - you are getting thanked twice!