Thursday, May 14, 2009

Spring Pea and Spinach Salad

Spring Pea and Spinach Salad
From: gardentraveler

Not so much a recipe as a general idea. Made one serving for my lunch today. it was yummy. Here's what I used. Lots of possible substitutions.

For each serving:
Salad stuff:
1/2 cup frozen peas
1/2 cup loosely packed baby spinach chiffonade
1 tablespoon grated Monterey Jack Cheese
1 teaspoon chives, finely chopped
1 leaf fresh mint chiffonade

Dressing stuff:
2 teaspoons Miracle Whip (Yeah, I'm a heretic; deal with it! :p Use mayo if you must; you could probably add buttermilk, yogurt, etc.)
1 teaspoon rice vinegar
Dash Green Goddess dressing mix (Penzey's)
Dash Creamy Peppercorn dressing mix (Penzey's)
Dash Szechuan pepper mix (McCormick)

Crumbled bacon
Sliced almonds (sunflower seeds, toasted pine nuts, chow mein noodles, pick your crunchy item)

Zap peas and let cool. (I zapped mine the night before.) Toss with remaining salad ingredients. Combine dressing ingredients with salad. Top with garnish just before serving.

Did I mention: yum!?

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