Snow Pea Salad with Miso Sesame Dressing

Snow Pea Salad with Miso Sesame Dressing

Today was one of the warmest days so far, in the high 60’s and sunny here in Oregon which is amazing for mid-March. Past years have been rain, rain and more rain in March in Portland, and while people are worried about the water levels this summer I can’t help but enjoy the warmth and the sunshine. My original recipe plan for today was a hot dish but given the weather I couldn’t bear to turn on the stove. Revised plan: yummy Snow Pea Salad with Miso Sesame Dressing. This was perfect for the changing weather, light and delicious with tons of flavor, but still really simple. A perfect change-up from a regular side salad.

We do a lot of side salads in this house. My hubby is super picky about veggies, but a plain old salad with the basic veggies (lettuce, cucumber, tomato, carrots) is fine with him, so it’s my go-to. Gotta get veggies in him somehow! So tonight’s salad features all of his faves, and he loved it. This will definitely be going into my rotation.

Today’s featured veggie for the recipe challenge is the crunchy little snow pea. These edible-podded peas are water and fiber-rich, as well as an excellent source of folic acid and Vitamin C. They contain lots of antioxidants which can help prevent certain cancers. Try these crunchy and refreshing veggies in your next salad!

Snow Pea Salad with Miso Sesame Dressing

 

Snow Pea Salad

with Miso Sesame DressinG

  • 3 cups shredded lettuce
  • 2 cups snow peas, trimmed and halved
  • 2 medium carrots, chopped
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 1/2 medium cucumber, chopped
  • 3 Tbs sesame oil
  • 1 Tbs mild white miso paste
  • 1 inch fresh ginger, minced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbs cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp agave nectar
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup roasted salted peanuts, chopped (optional)

In a small bowl, combine sesame oil, miso, ginger, garlic, vinegar, agave and soy sauce. Set aside.

Mix together lettuce, snow peas, carrots, green onions and cucumber in a large serving bowl. Toss with dressing and sprinkle with peanuts, if using. Serve.

Snow Pea Salad with Miso Sesame Ginger Dressing

Snow Pea Salad

Perk up your salad tonight with this refreshing salad and tangy dressing. This salad was flavorful and perfect for a warm day. I hope you enjoy!

Stay tuned for tomorrow’s recipe featuring another veggie, and don’t forget to subscribe if you want to follow the whole 50-day “a different veggie a day” recipe challenge. I’m starting to run out of veggies, so if you have any suggestions please let me know!

In case you missed the last 44 days of recipes, here they are:

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Snow Pea Salad with Miso Sesame Dressing
 
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 3 cups shredded lettuce
  • 2 cups snow peas, trimmed and halved
  • 2 medium carrots, chopped
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • ½ medium cucumber, chopped
  • 3 Tbs sesame oil
  • 1 Tbs mild white miso paste
  • 1 inch fresh ginger, minced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbs cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp agave nectar
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • ¼ cup roasted salted peanuts, chopped (optional)
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl, combine sesame oil, miso, ginger, garlic, vinegar, agave and soy sauce. Set aside.
  2. Mix together lettuce, snow peas, carrots, green onions and cucumber in a large serving bowl. Toss with dressing and sprinkle with peanuts, if using. Serve.

 

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