My Favorite Summer Salad
Pesto Pea Salad:
- 2 cups of frozen peas
- 2 tablespoons pignolis, toasted (see note)
- 2 1/2 cups baby spinach leaves
- 4 tablespoons pesto, recipe follows
- (Amy twist: I add 1/4 cup grated parmesan)
Cook the peas in a pot of boiling salted water for 1 minute. Immediately immerse the peas in a bowl of ice cold water, and drain when fully cooled.
To assemble, place the spinach leaves in a salad bowl. Sprinkle the peas and pignolis over the spinach. Add the pesto and toss.
Note: To toast pignolis, place them in a dry saute pan and cook over medium heat for about 4 minutes, until evenly browned, tossing frequently.
What's been your favorite summer salad?