Spring is in full bloom here in LA and I’m ready. Majorly loaded salads are coming your way in the coming weeks, featuring farmers market produce and this Spring Pea Salad is up first!
Salads are my everything. You’ve probably noticed that by now considering we’ve done this and this and this and this and this. They make me happy and I especially LOVE them when they are loaded with all kinds of fresh goodness. The key to a really great salad is variety – a little bit of farmers market lettuce, some salty cheese, a few crunchy veggies and ALWAYS AVOCADO!
And all that is exactly what you’ve getting in this Spring Pea Salad situation! I’ve been making it on the regular and keeping the dressing on the side so I can just scoop out a few spoonfuls, dress it with my infamous basil vinaigrette, and be on my merry way! Trust me – you’ll be obsessed! And feel free to get jazzy with it! If there’s another kind of produce that’s killing it right now in your state, just toss it in! Or add some salmon on top… perhaps some grilled chicken or shrimp, perfectly charred steak… whatever you prefer!
Spring Pea Salad
- 3-4 cups various farmers market lettuce
- 3-4 Persian Cucumbers thinly sliced
- 2 Avocados cut into wedges or cubes
- 2-3 radishes thinly sliced
- 1 cup fresh peas blanched
- 1 block feta cut into cubes (about ½ cup total)
- Kosher salt and pepper
- 1 recipe Basil Vinaigrette
- Add everything for the vinaigrette to a blender and blend for 3 minutes until completely smooth.
- Arrange the lettuce on a large platter or bowl.
- Scatter the cucumbers, avocados, peas, feta and radishes on top and season with salt and pepper.
- Serve alongside the Basil Vinaigrette
Photo by Matt Armendariz / Food Styling by Adam Pearson / Recipe from What’s Gaby Cooking
Bring on the salads! I can’t wait.
I’m totally inspired! This is just so pretty!!
Yes to spring salads! I love making what I call a “Farmer’s Market” salad filled with all my favorite toppings, including peas. This looks like perfection!
Gaby all of your salads are so so pretty! Makes me want to run to the grocery store and make it 🙂
This looks absolutely beautiful and delicious!! I can’t wait for my garden to start producing.
Your salads are my favorite. Literally picture perfect!!
Perfect spring salad. Looks delicious
Can’t wait to see what Spring in LA is like next week!!! Bring me all the salads!
This is one gorgeous salad! Pinned
This was amazing-so versatile! I added roasted carrots and asparagus, boiled baby potatoes, and chickpeas. The radishes and pansies made it stunningly beautiful! I wasn’t a huge fan of the vinaigrette – a little heavy on the shallot and red wine vinegar. I really like the idea of a pesto/basil or other herb dressing though.
Made this for Easter- that basil vinaigrette made the whole meal!!
SO happy to hear it!! xx
Mmmmmm. All this spring freshness and goodness. Love the peas!
Beautiful! Making tomorrow! I could only find frozen peas. Help! Do I just let them thaw? Will they get mushy?
yes just let them totally thaw!
This looks so fresh and delicious, but the radishes make it look like a work of art!
This is the tastiest summer salad with basil vinaigrette we’ve ever had! It’s a must try!
This has become my go-to salad pretty much every week!!! The Farmer’s market has the best radishes and this salad is so fresh!