Fresh spring produce needs little embellishment, although a quick toss with bacon never hurts.
3 quarts water
2 cups fresh or frozen green peas, thawed
1 1/2 pounds asparagus, trimmed and halved crosswise
1 pound sugar snap peas
5 center-cut bacon slices
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
3/4 cup chopped shallots
2 tablespoons tarragon vinegar
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon chopped fresh tarragon
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 1/2 teaspoons grated lemon rind
Est. added sugars 0g
How to Make It
Bring 3 quarts water to a boil in a large Dutch oven over high heat. Add green peas, asparagus, and snap peas; cook 3 minutes. Drain; rinse under cold water. Drain.
Cook bacon in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat until crisp. Drain bacon on paper towels; crumble.
Discard all but 1 tablespoon bacon drippings; add oil to pan over medium heat. Add shallots; cook 4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add vinegar and mustard; cook 30 seconds. Add asparagus mixture, tarragon, salt, and pepper; cook 1 minute. Remove from heat; stir in crumbled bacon and rind.