With a faint pea flavor, pea shoots are lovely in salads, stir-fries, pizzas, and soups. Look for them at farm stands or Asian markets in spring, and get them while you can–their flavor turns bitter at the end of the growing season.
1 cup cider vinegar
1/2 cup water
1/2 teaspoon sugar
3/4 cup thinly vertically sliced red onion
1 cup shelled fresh English peas
1 teaspoon salt
6 cups pea shoots
10 radishes, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 1/2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
How to Make It
Combine cider vinegar, 1/2 cup water, and teaspoon sugar, stirring until sugar dissolves. Add onion; let stand 30 minutes. Drain. Cook English peas in boiling water with 1 teaspoon salt for 2 minutes. Drain; rinse peas with cold water. Combine onion, peas, pea shoots, and sliced radishes in a large bowl. Combine olive oil, white wine vinegar, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and pepper. Drizzle oil mixture over pea mixture; toss gently.
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