Broccolini, pea, spinach and mint salad🍃

I love all the flavours in this Neil Perry inspired vegetable salad. It's simple to prepare and looks great on the table.

I always cook with fresh peas because that's what we sell and that's all l know, but if you are comfortable with cooking with frozen peas, please do so. 

We have a beautiful customer who is actually a pea addict. She sees peas and has to buy them and eat them on the spot. I was like that with peas when l was little too, so l can relate. I could be seen sitting on the step at the front of our shop, shelling and eating peas non stop 💚

Ingredients

  • 250g fresh peas in their pod or sugar snap peas
  • 2 bunches broccolini
  • 100g baby spinach
  • handful mint leaves, roughly torn
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • sea salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 100g soft goat's cheese or feta, crumbled

 Method

  • Wash peas and broccolini. Trim broccolini and cut into 2-3 pieces
  •  Bring a pot of salted water to the boil and add the broccolini for 3 mins, followed by the peas for 1-2 min extra.
  • Drain and refresh in ice water. Drain again and add this to the washed spinach and mint.
  • For the dressing, whisk together oil, vinegar, salt and pepper. Place all the ingredients together in a mixing bowl with the dressing.
  • Gently mix and add crumbled feta.  

Tips

  • You can substitute the feta cheese for grilled haloumi, shaved parmesan or pecorino.
  • Add the dressing just before you are ready to serve.
  • You could also steam the vegetables if you prefer. 
  • Substitute peas with sugar peas if you like.

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