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Sugar Snap Salad

June 26, 2011
4 Ratings
  • Serves 2
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

What You'll Need
  • 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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I am an amateur baker and cake decorator. I enjoy cooking, as well as eating and feeding others. I live in the beautiful Pacific Northwest with my husband and our menagerie. I enjoy outdoor activities including hiking, mushroom hunting, tide pooling, beach combing, and snowboarding.

11 Reviews

gingerroot July 7, 2011
Not sure how I missed this. Yum!
lorigoldsby June 27, 2011
Wow! Another bada$$ recipe! Love the texture of the ricotta run through the box cutter.
hardlikearmour June 27, 2011
the ricotta salata grates pretty well. A few chunks crumble off so you get a nice cook's treat in the process!
lapadia June 27, 2011
This is what we have growing...finally, it's been a cool season! Nice recipe, love ricotta that ricotta salata.
hardlikearmour June 27, 2011
I feel your pain, literally. I just hope we don't have another cold, wet summer!
mrslarkin June 27, 2011
Simple and elegant - a great summer salad indeed!
hardlikearmour June 27, 2011
thanks, mrsL. I'm always excited to use things from my garden!
boulangere June 27, 2011
What beautiful, bright, fresh flavors.
hardlikearmour June 27, 2011
Thanks, boulangere!
Sagegreen June 26, 2011
Nice. Fresh is always incredible. This is like a summary of your summery garden.
hardlikearmour June 26, 2011
LOL! Thanks, Sagegreen!