Spring Pea & Herb Salad with Asiago & Parmesan
I know, it’s only the first week in March. But I’m just over winter. I’m tired of my boots, I’m tired of my hat, and I’m tired of the melting ice water that drips off the roof onto my head every time I reach out to get the mail. OVER IT. I saw some great fresh English peas at the store the other day, and decided I was going throw Spring a “welcome home” party. In my kitchen and on this blog, at the very least. I’m going to be lightening things up around here with a series of Spring salads this month. Who’s with me?
I’ve been seeing a lot of great herb salads at restaurants lately, and wanted to try one at home. That’s right – it’s a salad composed of nothing more than a bunch of leafy herbs like parsley, basil and mint. I also used some pea shoots here, but those are optional. The herbs are tossed in a simple but delicious mustard and lemon vinaigrette, and then topped with those beautiful fresh peas, sliced radish for a bit of bite, and shaved Stella Asiago and Parmesan for a rich, nutty addition.
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