Introduction: Minty Pea and Almond Salad
A healthy and flavorful minty pea summer salad topped with toasted almonds, Parmesan cheese, and lemon zest. Fresh and easy to make!
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Step 1: Chop the Peas
Rinse and trim 4 cups (2 lbs. or so) of garden peas. Remove the flower and tough strings from peas.
Cut the peas into small diagonal slices. Place the sliced peas in a serving bowl.
Step 2: Prepare the Dressing
To prepare the dressing combine 4 Tbsp. olive oil, 1 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar, 3 Tbsp. lemon juice, 1 heaping tsp. sugar, and a generous pinch of salt in pepper in a small bowl. Whisk completely to emulsify.
Step 3: Toast the Almonds
Toast a 2 oz. package of sliced almonds in a small cast iron skillet on medium-low heat for 5 minutes or so, stirring often to prevent burning. Remove pan from heat once almonds are toasted.
Thinly chop 1/2 cup or so of fresh mint.
Step 4: Serve!
Pour all of the dressing over the sliced peas and toss to combine. Add the toasted almonds, chopped mint, 1/2 cup or so of shaved Parmesan, and a generous pinch of salt and pepper. Toss once again to combine all the ingredients.
To serve: Top with lemon zest and additional Parmesan cheese if desired.
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