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Sunday, April 8, 2012

Three Pea Spring Salad

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I’m back!!!!!!!! I’m still recovering from mono, but I finally have the energy to be on the computer and make a post. Let me tell you, mono is long and hard. Don’t ever get it. You wont like it.  I made this delicious, green, bright, springy salad before I got sick and I have been dying to post it!

I actually didn’t think that I would like this salad, because peas just don’t thrill me. But I made it because I knew my husband would love it. He loves anything with vegetables. However, I was pleasantly surprised that I LOVED this salad! The tart Greek yogurt and the chicken really pair nicely with the peas, making the sweetness of the peas (that I usually hate), perfect. So if you don’t like peas, you just might change you mind after this salad.

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PRINTABLE RECIPE

Ingredients:

  • Leaves from 4 sprigs of Tarragon, chopped
  • 1/4 C. flat leaf parsley, chopped
  • 1/4 C. fresh chives, chopped
  • 1/8 C. fresh basil, chopped
  • 3 scallions
  • 3/4 plain Greek yogurt
  • 3 TBSP. olive oil
  • 1 TBSP. fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tsp. lemon zest
  • 1 can pre-cooked white chicken breast packed in water
  • 1/2 lb. stringed sugar snap peas, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 C. stringed snow peas, thinly sliced
  • 1 C. shelled fresh sweet peas (or frozen, and thawed)
  • 1 C. cucumbers, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 C. mozzarella  cheese, shredded
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 skinny loaf French bread

 

Directions:

1. Slice and dice all necessary items listed above.

2. Combine the herbs, scallions, yogurt, olive oil, lemon juice, and lemon zest in a medium sized bowl.

3. Mix in the chicken, all three peas, cucumbers, and mozzarella cheese.

4. Add salt and pepper if needed.

5. Slice the French bread horizontally. Lay the pieces flat on a baking sheet. Toast in the oven on broil for about 1-2 minutes. Watch closely and take them out as soon as they start to turn golden. Or if you have the patience, toast at 350 F. for about 15  minutes.

6. Spoon the salad over the bread slices and enjoy!!!

Idea from Bon Appetit  magazine, but very altered and adapted to my liking

4 comments:

jess and seth said...

I am so glad you are better! The kids have prayed for you pretty much non-stop. And this looks delish!

Lindsay said...

Mono is terrible! I had it last year and I remember feeling like I couldn't even move. I hope you feel 100% very soon. You're in my prayers.

Your pictures are gorgeous. I love the green in these photos. You must teach me your tricks one day.

Oh, and Jeff and I walked around SUU on Monday. Such memories! I miss you, Titania!

Lyd Stew said...

That looks so fresh and yummy! (Everything here does!) A perfect spring dish- and a great way to "kick" mono!

Damon said...

Yummers! Hopefully our garden will kick it into gear so we can make this. This is Shawna by the way.