I fondly remember the joy I used to get from squishing open pea pods as a child, and picking away at the 'pearls' inside the shell. There is something quite magical about those sweet little green gems! I think for me, it had something to do with the fact that my favourite Ladybird book was 'The Princess and the Pea'! There is also something very special about the warm feeling of togetherness, when everyone is sat around the kitchen table shelling peas. My children aren't overly enthusiastic about cooked, frozen peas, but somehow the unspoilt, earthy nuttiness of fresh peas go down a treat.
Spring Pea Garden Salad
You will need:
- 1 cup fresh peas, shelled
- 1 bunch radishes, finely sliced
- lettuce/salad base.....we went for a mix of baby spinach, rocket and herb lettuce
- a couple of boiled eggs, sliced
- feta or goats cheese
For the dressing, combine in a jar by vigorously shaking together the following:
- About 190 ml natural Greek yogurt
- 2 tblsp Mayonnaise
- 1tbsp chopped Dill
- 1 tsp white wine vinegar
- 1tsp Dijon mustard
Combine all the fresh ingredients, and top with the eggs and crumbled cheese. Spoon over the dressing to taste, and save the rest for another time!
Dive in, and enjoy!