I grow peas for the nitrogen they provide the soil and I just snack on them like candy for the most part. Today I had enough peas for a meal and found your recipe and reviews. Someone subbed in basil for mint so I used both as I had them in the garden. No salty cheese here today so I added a few chopped green olives and some (fake) bacon bits. My arugula isn't ready for salad so I added lots of black pepper. And some fresh crushed garlic. I will make this as often as ingredients and their simple substitutes allow. Thank you for the general idea!
I found 1 lb of shelled peas at my farm stand for a few dollars. Made them as the recipe directed but did not have the arugula. So, I decreased the amount of mint but kept the dressing proportions the same. It was DELICIOUS. I did not know that fresh peas could be that much better than frozen, but if you have the chance to get shell peas, do so. Everyone in the family enjoyed this, even the "pea hater"!
This was very easy to make & a big hit at the picnic. Everyone raved about it. Great summer salad. I didn't cook the peas. I just thawed the frozen petite peas & it worked out very well. Will be making this for more cook outs.
This recipe is wonderful! I have made it a dozen times to take to parties where I've watched every last pea get devoured at the bottom of the bowl. It's lite and one of those recipes where the sum is more than the parts. I get requests for it every time and many repeat performances. It's a good one!
My husband & I thought this recipe was excellent--a fabulous mix of flavors! I certainly plan to make it again and will be serving it to company, too. The only things I did different were that I boiled the peas in chicken broth instead of water for some extra flavor and, although it doesn't say to, I whisked the lemon juice, olive oil, s & p together to emulsify it. I think it made a big difference and coated the salad better. A great use for fresh peas from the Farmer's Market!
This was great for fresh peas from my CSA. I used basil instead of mint because I don't care for fresh mint. Very nice flavor. My husband, who claims he hates peas, even liked it. I made it earlier this summer and I just got another bag of peas so I am pulling it up again.
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