Snow Pea Shoot Salad with Asian Vinaigrette

Ever get tired of eating the same old green salad all the time? You try and jazz it up with some avocado or croutons, but admit it. It’s still the same old salad.

If that’s how you feel, this is the salad for you!  Snow pea shoots are a delicious salad ingredient, tasting faintly of fresh green peas. The curly tendrils add an exciting texture, not to mention a fun visual element to your plate.

I received a sample of Dau Miu from Jade Asian greens. Dau Miu or snow pea shoots, are delicious raw or cooked. They can be added to a stir-fry or soup, or even steamed.  Do yourself a favor and pick some up the next time you see them in your local store or farmer’s market.

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Snow Pea Shoot Salad with Asian Vinaigrette
A delicious twist on your green salad using fresh snow pea shoots and a nutty Asian vinaigrette.
Ingredients
  • 1 5.18 ounce package snow pea shoots
  • 2 cups seedless cucumbers, halved and sliced
  • 2 cups shredded carrots
  • 1/2 cup lemongrass coriander honey vinegar*
  • 2 tablespoons shallot, minced
  • 1 tablespoon sunflower butter**
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
Instructions
Place the pea shoot, cucumbers and carrots into a large bowl.
In a small bowl, whisk together the vinegar, shallot, sunflower butter, sea salt and red pepper flakes. Slowly whisk in the olive oil, until the vinaigrette thickens slightly. Pour the vinaigrette over the salad, and quickly toss to coat all the ingredients.
Arrange the salad on a serving dish or in a large bowl, and serve immediately.

 

Details

Prep time: 10 mins Cook time: Total time: 10 mins Yield: 8 cups


* Buy the vinegar here
** Found at Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods or other health food stores

Cheryl D Lee on Foodista

Comments

  1. says

    Wow, Cheryl, you made a beautiful salad! Love your addition of cukes and carrot shreds, too. We’re putting sunflower butter on the shopping list right now. Thanks for featuring our Dau Miu!

    -The friendly farmers at Jade Asian Greens

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