Snap Pea Salad with Zesty LemonĀ Vinaigrette

July 28, 2022
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Photo by Chuck Collingwood
  • Prep time 15 minutes
  • Serves 4
Author Notes

A bright, tangy, and savory pea salad with pistachios and basil!
The perfect side for pasta and other mains. —Deb V

What You'll Need
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced or grated
  • 1.5 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup (or honey)
  • 2 tablespoons shallot, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 cups thin sliced snap peas, cut on diagonal, ends trimmed
  • 1/4 cup chopped basil
  • 1/4 cup roasted, salted pistachios, roughly chopped
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes
  1. Dressing: In a large mixing bowl, combine the first 8 ingredients, whisk to emulsify.
  2. Salad: To the same bowl, add the snap peas, basil, and pistachios. Toss to combine and coat with the dressing. Taste and adjust as needed.... add more lemon juice for brightness, maple syrup for sweetness, or salt to taste. Add red pepper flakes for heat if desired.
  3. Serve right away. Best when fresh.
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