Snow Peas and Strawberry Salad

I haven’t had snow peas in quite a few years and came across a packet while shopping for groceries. I didn’t have a recipe in mind yet but was greeted by a couple of rapidly ripening strawberries in my fridge and the recipe invented itself! Very quick to prepare with bright colours to brighten up any meal.

Ingredients (Serves 2)

  • Snow peas
  • 4 medium strawberries (preferably ripe)
  • Bacon (optional)
  • Balsamic vinegar (or Chinese black vinegar)
  • Honey
  • Cayenne pepper

 Getting it Done! (Dressing)

  1. Into a medium bowl, add 6 tablespoons of vinegar and 2 tablespoons of honey
  2. Using Chinese black vinegar gives it a very interesting flavor so if you have some lying around, give it a spin!
  3. Whisk until incorporated before adding 2 pinches of salt, a bit of freshly ground black pepper and just a dash of cayenne pepper
  4. Whisk again until incorporated, taste and adjust accordingly

Getting it Done! (Salad)

  1. Put a pot of water to boil
  2. Clean the peas, remove the ‘spine’ by pinching the end where the ‘stem’ is and pulling it out across the pea
  3. Place the peas into the boiling water, turn off the heat and let it sit for 60 to 90 seconds
  4. Remove and place into a bowl of tap water to cool
  5. Slice the peas as finely as you can and set aside
  6. For the strawberries, remove the head and dice into small pieces
  7. If you find that the strawberries are a bit sour, make smaller dices, if sweet, make larger dices
  8. Assemble the peas and strawberries (separately or tossed together) adding the dressing just before serving
  9. Done!
  10. For other ideas on serving snow peas, check out this dessert recipe
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