Here’s a delicious salad, based on a recipe from my Grandma, that’s perfect anytime of the year. The fresh mint and goat cheese really add something special. Serve with roast chicken or all on its own and don’t be surprised if you polish off the whole thing.
Green Pea Salad with Mint and Goat Cheese
4 cups (1 L) frozen green peas
½ cup (125 mL) finely chopped green onions
½ cup (125 mL) finely chopped celery
¼ cup (60 mL) grapeseed oil
¼ cup (60 mL) white wine vinegar
½ tsp (2 mL) granulated sugar
½ tsp (2 mL) fine sea salt
1/8 tsp freshly ground black pepper
3 Tbsp (45 mL) chopped fresh mint
½ cup (125 mL) crumbled goat cheese
Cover the frozen peas with boiling water and let stand 2 minutes. Drain well. Place the peas in a large bowl and add the green onions and celery.
Combine the oil, vinegar, sugar, salt and pepper. Pour the mixture over the vegetables and toss well. At this point the salad can be refrigerated for 1-2 hours or it can be served immediately. Just before serving, add the chopped mint and goat cheese and toss gently.