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Mixed pea salad with mint dressing

A true pea lover, and yes they do exist, might assert that peas straight from the pod cannot be bettered, but this fresh and herby mixed pea salad with mint dressing certainly does its best.
Mixed pea salad with mint dressing


Mixed pea salad
Mint dressing


1.For the mint dressing, combine lemon rind, juice, oil, mint, sugar and salt and pepper to taste in a screw-top jar; shake well.
2.Bring a large pan of water to the boil; add shelled peas. Boil, uncovered, for 1 minute. Add sugar snap peas, boil a further 1 minute. Add snow peas, boil for a further 20 seconds or until the snow peas change colour. Drain.
3.Place all the peas into a large bowl of iced water until cold; drain well.
4.Gently toss drained peas with snow pea sprouts in a large serving bowl; top with the feta, pine nuts and mint leaves.
5.Drizzle mint dressing over the salad just before serving.

You will need about 400g fresh peas in the pod for this recipe. The salad and dressing can be prepared two hours ahead; refrigerate separately. Place peas in freezer bag, adjusting until they are 2-3 deep when the bag is laid flat; twist opening to close. Cook on high for 1-1½ minutes or until bright green and tender crisp. Repeat for sugar snap peas (about 1-2 minutes) and for snow peas (about 1-1½) minutes.


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