Sweet Snap Pea Salad

Sweet, crisp and snappy, this healthy snap pea salad recipe is all about the sugar snaps, plus a little Aleppo pepper for those who like to add some heat. The creamy sheep- or goat’s-milk cheese adds a touch of richness and the edible flowers give it a gorgeous pop of color. Serve this beautiful salad alone or alongside a zesty lemon-grilled chicken or fish.

INGREDIENTS

4 cups sugar snap peas (about 1 pound), trimmed

1 bunch radishes, trimmed

¼ cup torn fresh mint

½ cup soft sheep’s-milk cheese, such as MitiCrema, or soft goat cheese

½ teaspoon salt

Ground pepper to taste

2 tablespoons lemon juice

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

Aleppo pepper for garnish (see Tip)

Edible flowers for garnish

PREPARATION

  1. Cut snap peas in half lengthwise. Very thinly slice radishes into coin shapes or half-moons. Toss the peas, radishes, mint and cheese in a large bowl. Season with salt and pepper, then toss with lemon juice and oil. Serve garnished with a sprinkle of Aleppo pepper and flowers, if desired.

NUTRITION INFORMATION

Per 1 cup serving: 135 calories; 9 g fat(3 g sat); 3 g fiber; 9 g carbohydrates; 6 g protein; 7 mg cholesterol; 4 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 63 mg vitamin C; 316 mg sodium;

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