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Everything about this stunner of a salad screams summer. Visit your local farmers’ market, favorite roadside produce stand, or get your hands on a CSA to bring this seasonal salad to life with the freshest flavors possible. With a variety of vibrant flavors and textures—all tied together with an addictive Herbed Avocado-Tahini Dressing—this dish puts a standard salad to shame. You’ll be sure to turn heads with this beauty at your next family cook out or weekend block party; of course, it’s totally worth making all for yourself, too… because it’s just that good, and you deserve it. 

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 425 °

Step 2

Bring lady peas to a boil in salted water. As peas cook, skim foam from surface of the water. Let cook for 25-30 minutes or until tender. Drain and set aside to cool completely.

Step 3

Toss okra halves with oil, paprika, and salt and pepper to taste. Spread okra in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet lined with aluminum foil. Bake at 425 ° for 15-20 minutes or until browned and crisp, stirring okra halfway through cooking. Set aside.

Step 4

To assemble the salad, combine lady peas, tomatoes, corn, sprouts, and peaches in a bowl. Toss with desired amount of Herbed Avocado-Tahini Dressing. Top with roasted okra. Season with salt and pepper to taste. 

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