I bought some fresh garden peas and broad beans during a visit to the Inns Market in Newtownbreda. I tend to eat peas and beans straight from the pod like sweets so was keen to create something with them before the whole lot disappeared. I decided to create this fresh, tasty salad with lots of seasonal ingredients.
I came up with this lovely salad which brings together the local seasonal ingredients with the Mediterranean ingredients of olive oil and Feta. I simply love Feta, with it’s crumbly texture and salty taste. It is delicious. I try to tell myself that it is a good food as it is an excellent source of protein and calcium but be warned- it is very high in fat, salt and calories (all the best things seem to be) so enjoy it as an occasional treat.
I was delighted with the resulting salad. The flavours and textures really worked well together. I will definitely be making this again.
Give it a try and let me know how you get on.
- 3 courgettes
- 1 small tin of butterbeans
- 150g podded peas
- 150 g broadbeans (skin removed)
- 8-10 mint leaves
- 150g feta cheese
- 2 tbsps olive oil
- 2 tbsps balsamic vinegar
- 1 tsp dijon mustard
- 1 tsp runny honey
- Thinly slice the courgettes and place in a bowl
- Add the butterbeans, broadbeans and peas
- Tear the mint leaves into small pieces and scatter over
- Crumble the feta into the bowl
- In a small jar, mix together the oil, vinegar, mustard and honey
- Pour over the other ingredients and mix well
- Serve and enjoy!
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