Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Lemon & Mint Snap Pea Salad

By: The Food Hunter

As the weather warms up, there's nothing quite like a refreshing salad to complement your meals. This lemon and mint snap pea salad is the perfect dish for spring and summer, combining crisp snap peas with the zesty brightness of lemon and the refreshing taste of mint. It's an easy-to-make salad that's light, healthy, and full of flavor, making it ideal for brunches, picnics, potlucks, or any occasion where you want to impress with minimal effort. 

Tips and Variations:

  • Extra Crunch: Add your favorite nut for an additional crunchy texture.
  • Herbal Twist: Substitute basil or parsley for mint if you prefer a different herb.
  • Spicy Kick: Sprinkle a pinch of red pepper flakes into the dressing for a subtle heat.
  • Vegan Option: Omit the feta cheese or use a plant-based alternative.

Why You'll Love This Salad:

  1. Quick and Easy: This salad comes together in just a few minutes, making it perfect for busy days or last-minute gatherings.
  2. Fresh and Flavorful: The combination of crisp snap peas, bright lemon, and refreshing mint creates a burst of flavor in every bite.
  3. Versatile: This salad can be a side dish, a light lunch, or even a main course when paired with grilled chicken or fish.


Lemon + Mint Snap Pea Salad

⅓ cup olive oil
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon white balsamic vinegar
2 teaspoons maple syrup
1 cup snap peas, sliced thin
½ cup fresh mint leaves (not packed)
¼ cup walnuts, chopped
feta cheese
tomatoes, chopped

Mix together dressing ingredients. Add the dressing to the chopped peas, tomatoes and mint. Season with salt and pepper and toss to combine. Add walnuts and feta cheese.

Serve immediately! 

This lemon and mint snap pea salad is more than just a side dish—it's a celebration of fresh, seasonal ingredients that come together to create something truly special. Give it a try, and enjoy the refreshing, zesty, and minty flavors that make this salad a perfect addition to any meal. Happy cooking!

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