Celebrate spring with sweet snap peas and spicy radishes all tossed with feta, kalamata olives, and scallions in this Greek snap pea salad.
Prep Time 10minutes
Cook Time 2minutes
Total Time 12minutes
Author Just a Little Bit of Bacon
1/2cuphalved kalamata olives
2tbspfinely chopped fresh mint
1small clovegarlic,minced then mashed with the flat of the knife
4tbspextra virgin olive oil
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the snap peas and cook them for 2 minutes, until crisp tender. Drain the snap peas and fill the pot with cold water. Add the peas back to the pot and let them cool. You may need to drain and refill the pot with cold water again if it gets warm. Once the peas are cool, drain and blot them with kitchen towel. Then slice each snap pea in half with an angled cut through the middle. (I like about 45 degrees)
With a mandoline or a sharp knife, thinly slice the radishes. Then slice the green onions all the way up into the dark green. Add the snap peas, radishes, green onions, kalamata olives, and most of the feta and mint to a serving bowl.
For the dressing: Mix together the sherry vinegar and the garlic. Let it sit for a few minutes to mellow the garlic. Then add the olive oil and salt and whisk until combined.
Pour the dressing over the the salad and toss until the vegetables are evenly coated. Top the salad with the reserved feta and mint. Serve.
I have a GSD mandoline, which is very easy to use. For the radishes I snapped in the 2 mm blade and cut them all in just a few moments. Once I was done, I simply washed it off and put it back away.
I liked the looks of the snap peas cut on a bias through the middle. The angle of the cut give the salad some more visual appeal.
For the garlic, once you've minced it, press it with the flat of your blade until you have a garlic paste. If it's being stubborn, sprinkle some kosher salt on the garlic to encourage it as you work.
While I used standard round, red radishes, if you can find specialty radishes in other colors and shapes, it would be fun to use them.