Giving Peas A Chance

Flipping through one of my many recipe books, I came across greens drizzled with chunks of feta cheese! A Peas and Feta Salad recipe. Two things crossed my mind: one, ‘that looks delicious’ and two, ‘why don’t I ever cook with, or eat peas?’ I’ll admit that I do love feta cheese and, it being part of this recipe, is what piqued my interest, and gave me the inspiration to actually try something new with peas.

As I was having fun with this recipe, puns about peas came to mind, so I looked some up. Here are a some of the more creative ones I found: give peas a chance (inspiration for my title); grace and peas to you; walk in the path of peas; and my favourite, cause I’m hap-pea 🎶!

Fun fact: I also learned that the world record for pea eating is held by Janet Harris of Sussex, UK.  In 1984 she ate 7,175 peas, one by one, in 60 minutes using only chopsticks.

Ingredients

Easy peasy (pun intended) to make, with most of the ingredients already in my refrigerator, this flavourful salad has a mixture of:

  • Fresh garden peas, boiled and drained
  • Spring onions/scallions, finely sliced
  • Small bunch of mint, finely chopped
  • Zest of 1 lime, grated
  • Lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • Virgin olive oil
  • Feta cheese, crumbled in
  • Freshly ground black peppercorn, season and toss

Start to finish: 10 minutes

Sweet peas, salty feta, spicy, tangy with lemon zest, minty fresh. With each bite, your mouth will experience a whirlwind of flavours.  From tangy to spicy peppercorn, minty to salty, to sweet popping peas and back.

I like to have fun with cooking, trying new and unique recipes, and experimenting with different types of seasoning, mixes and sauces. Having tried this particular Peas and Feta Salad recipe put a new spin on how to eat and enjoy peas. More cooking adventures to come!

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