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Simple Fresh Young Peas and Sugar Snap Peas Salad Recipes

Fresh Young Peas and Sugar Snap Peas Salad

Nothing complements cold poached salmon or other cold fish as well as this colorfully, delicious and simple salad recipes.

  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint, plus whole leaves for garnishing

  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise or more if the salad appears a little dry

  • 1/4 cup sour cream, regular or light or plain yogurt

  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

  • 3 pounds fresh young peas in the pod, shelled, steamed until just tender, about 10 minutes, and chilled; or 3 cups thawed small frozen peas, prepared in the same manner

  • 1 bunch (6 to 8) green onions (scallions); or small Vidalia or other super sweet onions, very thinly sliced

  • Fresh lettuce leaves, chilled

  • 1/2 cup whole sugar snap peas, simmered in water to cover for 6 to 8 minutes, drained and chilled.

  1. In a small bowl, combine cup of chopped mint, the mayonnaise, and sour cream. Season well with salt and pepper. In a medium size bowl, toss this dressing with the peas and green onions. Chill 3 hours.

  2. Arrange the lettuce leaves in a medium size salad bowl (glass is nice). Mound the salad on top. Garnish with the sugar snap peas and the mint leaves.

Variation: substitute chopped fresh parsley for the mint. Beat 1 tablespoon medium hot curry powder into the dressing. Combine with the peas and chill several hours.

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